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#1 loc[a]lhost

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 14:51

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Since Windows 3.11 or even earlier, we had this ugly focus rectangle shown in almost every window, and most annoyingly, on items that are selected and have different signs to tell us they are in focus.

So I made Universal Focus Rectangle Remover - a utility that will remove those focus rectangles completely from your system.

The new version supports x64 and Windows 7 flawlessly, and should work with any OS from Windows 2000 to Windows 7, and probably future versions as well.
Installation is also easier than ever in the new version, just run the setup and the rest is done for you.

Click here to download.

Enjoy :)

Updates:
2010-03-12: Updated to work on Windows Server 2008 R2.
2010-02-27: Updated with x64 support and easy installation.

Edited by loc[a]lhost, 13 March 2010 - 09:23. Reason: edited link



#2 tehmemories

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 17:55

Nice job :)

#3 zxvxz

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 18:21

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RegSvr32
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DllRegisterServer in RemoveFocusRect.dll failed.
Return code was: 0x80004005
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OK
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#4 OP loc[a]lhost

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 20:16

I've updated the download to fix the installation failures, and added some better error reporting. Now it will specify a meaningful error code (for me, at least) if the installation fails, and not just 0x8004005.

#5 TGW

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 00:51

I tested it and it works, BTW I'm running Vista.

I was waiting for something like this for years...

Dude, you're the best!

Thanks a lot...

#6 breakfastclub

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 01:35

Thanks !

(what excactly the dll do, in simple words?)

#7 mrvc

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 09:50

Nice it works! :D

#8 Mad_Griffith

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 10:45

working on an italian copy of Windows XP Pro. Thanks a lot, loc[a]lhost!

#9 Angel Blue01

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 14:10

The rectangle tells you where the focus us. What does it replace it with?

#10 C++

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 14:17

The rectangle tells you where the focus us. What does it replace it with?

What he said. (except the is/us typo :p)

#11 OP loc[a]lhost

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 15:02

It's replaced with nothing. Tht's why it's called Remover :)

#12 Zoom7000

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Posted 29 January 2007 - 12:02

Nice one, I'll give this a try!

#13 TheSecretAzNMan

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Posted 27 April 2007 - 06:51

Was searching for the reshack that I used last time to do this, but found this.

wh007.

#14 acies

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Posted 28 April 2007 - 01:18

anyone know how to remove the ring from firefox?? I don't mean on the webpages, on the actually Firefox menus and such..

#15 Neillithan

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Posted 03 May 2007 - 11:27

Interesting. It works for everything except Firefox. But, I don't care, every other dotted line is removed. Thank you SO much! :)



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