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In Mac OS X Yosemite, I find that the scroll bar is a small target for the mouse, and sometimes when I wish to scroll, I end up moving the whole window by grabbing its edge to the right of the scroll bar. This is never the behavior I desire.

How can I disable the ability to move a window by grabbing anything other than its title bar?

  • Why are you trying to grab the scroll bar as it shouldn't be necessary as long as the mouse is over any scrollable area of a window it should just scroll with a scrolling motion. – user3439894 Apr 20 '15 at 2:06
  • @user3439894 I have those gestures turned off due to their being inadvertently invoked too often, so I need to grab the thumb to scroll the window. – WilliamKF Apr 20 '15 at 2:29
  • Any luck? I have the same issue. – dvallejo Dec 14 '16 at 5:15
  • @dvallejo Nope, I still face this issue, almost two years later. – WilliamKF Dec 16 '16 at 18:39
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I try scrolling with scroll bar because there is a scroll bar. Sometimes it's better than scrolling with mouse. (smooth scrolling)

To change, go to System Preferences: General settings -> Show scroll bars -> Always

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    This doesn't appear to answer the question. – WilliamKF Nov 11 '15 at 22:30

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