Hide the Vertical and/or Horizontal Scroll Bars

Menu:  Tools –> Options –> Text Editor –> General –> Display
Versions:  2008,2010
Published:  5/23/2010
Code:  vstipEdit0058




This is another one that falls into the “Not Sure Why It’s There” Category.  Unless you are hurting for real estate on the screen there isn’t any reason I can think of to do this but wanted to throw it in for completeness.

You can go to Tools –> Options –> Text Editor –> General –> Display and deselect the “Vertical scroll bar” and/or “Horizontal scroll bar” to make the scroll bars go away.







Comments (7)
  1. richm says:

    I need more "real estate", this tip, combined with the status bar trick gives me back about two lines of code.

  2. zainnab says:

    @richm Full Screen Mode (SHIFT + ALT + ENTER) is the way to go or, for dual screens, rip off one of the code windows and maximize it on one of your screens.


  3. Ryan says:

    Is there a way to only hide the horizontal scroll bar when it's unneeded?

  4. zainnab says:

    Hey Ryan 🙂

    Just uncheck the horizontal scrool bar checkbox and it will be hidden.

  5. Ryan says:

    @zainnab Yes, but unfortunately if I uncheck it, the scrollbar remains hidden when I open a document that actually needs it. I wish there was an "auto-hide" option.

  6. zainnab says:

    Good point.  Sadly there isn't an option to hide until needed that I am aware of…


  7. Michael says:

    Actually, I was wanting to hide the scroll bar that I inserted into a web page I was creating. It adds both a Horizontal and a Vertical bar, I only want it to display the Vertical bar? Any idea's?

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