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Universal Focus Rectangle Remover - Updated

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DllUnregisterServer i RwmoveFocusRect.dll failed

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This does work with Vista x64, but only on 32-bit apps running through WOW64. 64-bit apps still have their focus rectangles. Which sucks since really the only program I want to remove them from is the 64-bit Explorer.

I've uploaded the user32.dll from Vista x64 SP1, if anybody wants to take a look a look at it:

http://www.mediafire.com/file/ibibnzkmzju/...sta_x64_sp1.zip

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Hello again, I'm wondering if by any chance this great hack will be updated to work with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit? It doesn't work with Vista 64-bit as well. Anyone?

I hope it gets updated, it's the greatest hack I have came across to since ages..

Thanks again to the original developer.

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I can also confirm that it doesn't work.

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I can also confirm that it doesn't work.

Nevermind, it does work.

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Anyone know how to integrate this into XP Setup CD.

Is it just a matter of pasting Focus Rectangle Remover.dll into $OEM$/$$/System32 folder? Does it still require registering?

Any help would be much appreciated!

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Anyone know how to integrate this into XP Setup CD.

Is it just a matter of pasting Focus Rectangle Remover.dll into $OEM$/$$/System32 folder? Does it still require registering?

Any help would be much appreciated!

3. Type "regsvr32 RemoveFocusRect.dll" (without the quotes) and press OK.

Yes it does. Maybe do it through RunOnceEx or svcpack?

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Thanks, works great!

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You are a life saver. Thank you.

Those dotted lines have been driving me NUTS since the Win98 days.

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What system file(s) need be modified with the likes of Resource Hacker to do this instead?

The current version of this app doesn't remove the focus rectangle from 64-bit programs.

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Ah, okay, so it's DrawFocusRect() in USER32.DLL ... so, how can this be disabled? loc[a]lhost is nowhere to be seen ...

I really want to remove this damned focus rectangle on Windows 7 x64. :(

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Ah, okay, so it's DrawFocusRect() in USER32.DLL ... so, how can this be disabled? loc[a]lhost is nowhere to be seen ...

I really want to remove this damned focus rectangle on Windows 7 x64. :(

download a disassembler. open user32.dll, do a search for DrawFocusRect. you will see something like this.

http://des.virtualplastic.net/user32_dll_focusrect.png

in hexeditor, do a search for a bit of that you saw after "DrawFocusRect" then you need to change that part to 90's. but it is hard to tell what part exactly you need to change because it depends on version, language and some other things.

(90 means: nop = no operation)

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download a disassembler. open user32.dll, do a search for DrawFocusRect. you will see something like this.

http://des.virtualpl...l_focusrect.png

in hexeditor, do a search for a bit of that you saw after "DrawFocusRect" then you need to change that part to 90's. but it is hard to tell what part exactly you need to change because it depends on version, language and some other things.

(90 means: nop = no operation)

Bump. :whistle:

I really want to remove this damned focus rectangle on Windows 7 x64. :(

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Bump. :whistle:

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ok. my mistake. open user64.dll or whatever file is this in 64bit os. but the method is the same. of course you need to use softwares that can open 64bit files. (hexeditor/disassembler)

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ok. my mistake. open user64.dll or whatever file is this in 64bit os. but the method is the same. of course you need to use softwares that can open 64bit files. (hexeditor/disassembler)

It's still user32.dll. I think what he meant is that he doesn't understand what to do. Not everyone understands what you're saying.

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focusrectangle.png

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 :)

Update:

2010-03-12: Updated to work on Windows Server 2008 R2.

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hahhahahah really good app

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Interesting, tried it out but it turns out I actually like the rectangle :)

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The application has been updated to work on Windows Server 2008 R2.

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It's been updated... at long last :o

Thanks!

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Wow, never found it annoying but i will try it out later.

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Thanks a lot for 64bit support :)

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The link seems to be dead.

Can anyone who have the updated version to re-upload it please?

Many thanks in advance.

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