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Scrollbar colors

There are a number of rules to set the colors used in Textual scrollbars. You won't typically need to do this, as the default themes have carefully chosen colors, but you can if you want to.

Rule Applies to
scrollbar-background Scrollbar background.
scrollbar-background-active Scrollbar background when the thumb is being dragged.
scrollbar-background-hover Scrollbar background when the mouse is hovering over it.
scrollbar-color Scrollbar "thumb" (movable part).
scrollbar-color-active Scrollbar thumb when it is active (being dragged).
scrollbar-color-hover Scrollbar thumb when the mouse is hovering over it.
scrollbar-corner-color The gap between the horizontal and vertical scrollbars.

Syntax

Visit each style's reference page to learn more about how the values are used.

Example

This example shows two planels that contain oversized text. The right panel sets scrollbar-background, scrollbar-color, and scrollbar-corner-color, and the left panel shows the default colors for comparison.

ScrollbarApp I must not fear.I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings tFear is the little-death that brings t I will face my fear.I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and tI will permit it to pass over me and t And when it has gone past, I will turnAnd when it has gone past, I will turn see its path.see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be Where the fear has gone there will be  will remain.will remain. I must not fear.I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings tFear is the little-death that brings t I will face my fear.I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and tI will permit it to pass over me and t And when it has gone past, I will turnAnd when it has gone past, I will turn see its path.▃▃see its path.▃▃ Where the fear has gone there will be Where the fear has gone there will be  will remain.will remain. I must not fear.I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer.Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings tFear is the little-death that brings t I will face my fear.I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and tI will permit it to pass over me and t

from textual.app import App
from textual.containers import Horizontal, Container
from textual.widgets import Label

TEXT = """I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
And when it has gone past, I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
"""


class ScrollbarApp(App):
    def compose(self):
        yield Horizontal(
            Container(Label(TEXT * 10)),
            Container(Label(TEXT * 10), classes="right"),
        )


app = ScrollbarApp(css_path="scrollbars.css")
Label {
    width: 150%;
    height: 150%;
}

.right {
    scrollbar-background: red;
    scrollbar-color: green;
    scrollbar-corner-color: blue;
}

Horizontal > Container {
    width: 50%;
}