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Change browser scrollbar color

Hello,

How can the browser's scrollbar color change, like on this link:

http://www.woodyswatch.com/access/

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ornicar
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MusicManCommented:
Try here

http://www.codelifter.com/main/javascript/changescrollbarcolor1.html

They have a neat script to do just what you want.

HTH
MM
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DaydreamsCommented:
You can do it easily with CSS:
(From http://www.websitetips.com/info/css/scrollbars.html)

<html>
<head>

<style type="text/css">
<!--

body {scrollbar-3dlight-color:gold;
scrollbar-arrow-color:yellow;
scrollbar-base-color:tomato;
scrollbar-darkshadow-color:orange;
scrollbar-face-color:teal;
scrollbar-highlight-color:hotpink;
scrollbar-shadow-color:magenta}


-->
</style>

</head>
<body>
<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>. The <p>'s are here just to fill the page so you can see the whole scrollbar since there is no other content to scroll.
</body>
</html>

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DaydreamsCommented:
Or try this fun script, (and hover your mouse over the scrollbar to see the color change):
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN">
<html>
<head>
<title>scrollbar colors onmouse</title>
</head>
<body onmousemove="move()" link="#00FFFF" vlink="#00FFFF">

<script language="javascript"><!--
function move()
 {
  chk = document.body.clientWidth + 2;
  if(window.event.x > chk) //Ist Mauszeiger über Scrollbar?
   {
    var sfc = "powderblue";     //scrollbar-face-color
    var ssc = "red";     //scrollbar-shadow-color
    var shc = "blue"; //scrollbar-highlight-color
    var stc = "yellow"; //scrollbar-track-color
    var sac = "green"; //scrollbar-arrow-color

    document.body.style.scrollbarFaceColor = sfc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarShadowColor = ssc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarTrackColor = stc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarHighlightColor = shc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarArrowColor = sac;
   }
  else //wenn Mauszeiger nicht über Scrollbar
   {
    var sfc = "orange"; //scrollbar-face-color
    var ssc = "red"; //scrollbar-shadow-color
    var shc = "white"; //scrollbar-highlight-color
    var stc = "lightblue"; //scrollbar-track-color
    var sac = "blue";       //scrollbar-arrow-color

    document.body.style.scrollbarFaceColor = sfc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarShadowColor = ssc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarTrackColor = stc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarHighlightColor = shc;
    document.body.style.scrollbarArrowColor = sac;
   }
 } // -->
</script>
<h1>Hover your mouse over the scrollbar<br>
 and see it change colors</h1>
<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p> <p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.<p>.
</body>

</html>
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ZontarCommented:
Note that this is MSIE/Windows only, and will not work with other browsers (and the JS solutions offered may cause errors in them as well).
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ornicarAuthor Commented:
The CSS work only with IE?
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YZlatCommented:
<style>
body {
 scrollbar-track-color:#FFC7DB;

 scrollbar-face-color:#00E9FF;
 scrollbar-highlight-color:#B5224E;

 scrollbar-3dlight-color:#FF00FF;
 scrollbar-base-color:blue;
 scrollbar-darkshadow-color:black;
 scrollbar-shadow-color:#FFD1F0;
 scrollbar-arrow-color:#DA8DFF;
}

</style>
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ZontarCommented:
>  The CSS work only with IE?

Some of it will also work with recent versions of Opera for Windows *if* the user has allowed it in his preferences. The preference is disabled by default. The styles won't work at all in Mozilla, Safari, Konqeror, any version of Netscape, or IE/Mac. Personally I prefer using a browser that doesn't support this -- the purpose of CSS is to allow web authors to set the presentation of their pages, not to let them monkey around with my user interface. It would appear that W3C agrees with this sentiment, which is why none of the scrollbar-related styles are part of the CSS-2 specification. Nor will you find them in the CSS-2.1 or CSS-3 drafts.
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ornicarAuthor Commented:
Thanks a lot.
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DaydreamsCommented:
ornicar, you're welcome.. and thanks for the A:)
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MusicManCommented:
Glad to have been of assistance :)
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