Scrollbars in macOS applications provide a visual way to see where you are within a document or a webpage. By default, macOS hides the scrollbar when not in use, only showing it when you begin to scroll. This makes for a cleaner look, but can sometimes lead to confusion, especially in larger documents or when working with multiple windows.

Having the scrollbar always visible can aid navigation, giving you an at-a-glance view of your position within the content. This guide will show you how to ensure the scrollbar is always displayed in all macOS applications, making your navigation experience more intuitive.

Steps to always show scrollbar in macOS:

  1. Open the Apple menu located at the top-left corner of your screen.
  2. Navigate to System Preferences.
  3. Click on General.
  4. Locate the section labeled Show scroll bars.
  5. Choose the option Always.
  6. Close the System Preferences window.
  7. Now, the scrollbar will always be visible in all applications across the system, regardless of whether you're actively scrolling or not.
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