How to get an overlay scrollbar in Microsoft Edge

It is noteworthy that you can get an overlay scrollbar even in a stable channel if you use Edge 93 or newer versions. The workaround was first pointed out on Reddit by tipster u/Leopeva64-2.

We tested it below on the stable version of Edge 93.0.961.38. We also described in detail an alternative way to enable the overlay scrollbar using the Edge flag if you use the builds of the pre-evaluation channel. Having dealt with this, let’s get started!

If you are using Edge 93 or newer versions in a stable channel, you can get this feature by adding a parameter to the Edge shortcut. Here’s how to do it:

1. Right-click the Edge shortcut and select ‘PropertiesAlt EnterProperties

2. On the ‘ tab. ShortcutGoal

. –enable-features = OverlayScrollbar, OverlayScrollbarWinStyle, OverlayScrollbarWinStyleAnimation.

3. Click ‘Apply

  • The old scrollbar in Edge
  • New overlay scrollbar in Edge

4. And if you want to see the overlay scrollbar in action, look at it in the GIF image below. As you can see, the scrollbar does not interrupt the view until you hover the cursor over it, unlike the old permanent scrollbar.

Getting an overlay scrollbar using the function flag in Microsoft Edge

If you are using Microsoft Edge Beta, Dev, or Canary builds from the pre-evaluation channel, you can enable the overlay scrollbar using the function flag. Here’s how:

1. Open the Edge browser on your PC, navigate to edge:// flagsSuperimposed scrollbars in Windows style

. edge://flags/#edge-overlay-scrollbars-win-style.

2. Check the box ‘Enabled

3. After restarting the browser, you will start to see the superimposed scrollbar in Microsoft Edge.

So, we’ve come to the end of our quick guide on how to enable the overlay scrollbar in Edge. The steps to get started are simple, and you no longer have to endure the short white scrollbar by default in Edge. If you found this useful, don’t forget to check out our articles on the best Edge flags and the best tips and tricks for using the built-in Windows 11 browser at a professional level.