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Universal Focus Rectangle Remover - Updated

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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.

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Nice job :)

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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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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.

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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...

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Thanks !

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

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Nice it works! :D

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

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

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

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

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

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Nice one, I'll give this a try!

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

wh007.

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

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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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sorry but it doesn't completely work on Vista...

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it seems that this focus rectangle is implemented in sidebar.

but windows gallery...?

edit:

damn, and IE, too

no good!

Edited by TomislavXP

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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...

Took the words right out of my mouth!

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Anyone get this to work for x64? If so how?

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****ing fantastic!!!!

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Well that's seriously excellent. Thankyou.

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Please make a 64 bit version. Thanks!

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

I don't know about menus and such but I used the stylish add on to remove the focus ring from tabs with the follow code:

.tabbrowser-tab {

-moz-user-focus: ignore !important;

}

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About time someone did this! This has bugged me since windows 98! I hoped XP and then Vista would remove it! Though I have to admit that I am worried about the lack of replacement. But then again, I don't use it, and what is there to replace it with?

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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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the same thing happens to me would greatly appreciate a solution

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

http://userstyles.org/styles/8283

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