> Who made scrollbars so thin? When did that become a UI fashion?
> I'd like to have a conversation with whoever made this decision. I will remain calm and polite the entire time, but my seething inner rage will be apparent from the way my pinky quietly taps my leg as I'm talking.

-- @kfogel@twitter.com twitter.com/kfogel/status/1127

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@cwebber I think that the answer to the question involves cell phones. Swipe scroll is native there, and the scroll bar is relegated to an indicator of position.

Unfortunately, cell phone UI has infected desktop UI to a large degree.

(Mouse with scroll wheels existed over a decade before the current fashion for thin scroll bars so seem at best a post-hoc justification.)

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