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#31 robmil

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Posted 01 April 2009 - 13:22

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!


#32 mrvc

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 13:43

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?

#33 Richard C.

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Posted 12 April 2009 - 20:30

Thanks, works great!

#34 neudera

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 01:40

You are a life saver. Thank you.

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

#35 MkFly

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 17:15

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.

#36 MkFly

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 01:36

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. :(

#37 dis

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Posted 28 November 2009 - 16:54

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.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)

#38 TGW

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 00:56

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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#39 dis

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Posted 06 February 2010 - 13:47

Bump. :whistle:

+1



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)

#40 Panda X

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 10:24

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.

#41 LiquidSolstice

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Posted 15 February 2010 - 05:26

Very awesome. Thanks!

#42 OP loc[a]lhost

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:53

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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 :)

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

#43 xtrabit racing

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Posted 27 February 2010 - 13:00

hahhahahah really good app

#44 jardragon901

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Posted 03 March 2010 - 23:45

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

#45 Panda X

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Posted 04 March 2010 - 03:31

Thanks.