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You know how sometimes where you've clicked there's a dotted border? How do you turn that off? It does it in browsers and some desktop applications (like explorer)

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Depending on the context, that border can be useful, in that it tells you which control currently has the focus. Can you provide one or two specific examples? – boot13 Aug 10 '10 at 2:48
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The dots show which control is currently focused.
This is very useful if you navigate the GUI with your Keyboard.
You can change the focus with TAB.

I don't think you can turn this off in Windows.

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I understand that it has a purpose. But I'm a little bit OCD, so I'm just wondering how to disable this "feature". – Matthew Aug 11 '10 at 1:23

In Firefox, you can remove it by installing the Stylish extension and then creating a new stylesheet and plugging this in:

a:active { outline: none; }
a:focus { -moz-outline-style: none; }

I don't think you can remove it in anything outside of browsers though because anything else isn't nearly as configurable.

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