Why does Elgg force a vertical scrollbar

Can anyone explain why the following is defined in the reset.php CSS

html, body {
What is the point in forcing a vertical scrollbar?
  • The page can look very jumpy if you go back and forth from scrollbar to no scrollbar. The best way to ensure a consistent width at all times is to force the presence of a scrollbar. We couldn't do it with a standard overflow-y: scroll; because this breaks jQuery UI in some cases, and that team has said they are unwilling to fix that bug.

    Of course, you are always free to remove it if you like! That's open source for ya. :)

  • @Evan, I like that trick. Thanks for the tip

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