Avoiding scroll bars in panels
When the contents of a panel exceed its viewable area, the panel displays a vertical scroll bar. If the panel is in a panel holder whose contents exceed its viewable area, the panel holder also displays a scroll bar (see the following figure).
If the panel holder has several panels that need scroll bars, the result can be scroll bar overkill. Multiple scroll bars distract users, require additional time to display contents, and detract from the appearance of the panel holder.
Multiple scroll bars in a panel holder
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Even if you enlarge the panel holder to accommodate more content, individual panels still might display scroll bars.
The following sections explain how to avoid scroll bars in panels: