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I'd just follow what PayPal do, it's clearly enough differentiated with using red and green (obviously there's colour blind issues with these colours) and +/- but it leaves the prices in black:
Consider the following: Identify the columns that would likely to show first Add big arrow at the right page (center of the page not at the bottom corner) '>', when user clicks - show remained columns Freeze 1st or few left columns to get connect information with other columns when user click '>' Add link / button at the bottom of the cell text if you find ...
For this case I suggest to make in-place editor, instead of a drawer and display a button on rollover to view details. Something like this:
I guess, it's tough to answer the generic use case without seeing a mockup, but for the particular use-case the following comes to mind: If you don't want the scrollbar in principle you will have to provide some explicit navigation for the users. They won't be pleased if they can't see how to scroll the list. The biggest enemy of any UX designer is an urge ...
Here are a couple more options Consider a sort control that lives outside table headings Add additional options to each heading (menu); it will allow you to sort my more things than just one parameter
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