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Windows 7: Annoying grey border around links


24 Mar 2010   #1

Win7 Ultimate
 
 
Annoying grey border around links

Hi,

My computer has always had the annoying habit of having a grey border around all links I click in Firefox and IE (not Chrome). It also does this when simply browsing the computer (see here: )

And this is how it appears in Firefox: - It might be unclear but the grey border is around "Königsberg" in the middle of the picture.
Can anyone tell me how to get rid of this? Thanks =)

I almost forgot, here are my specs:


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24 Mar 2010   #2

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Hi,

My computer has always had the annoying habit of having a grey border around all links I click in Firefox and IE (not Chrome). It also does this when simply browsing the computer
No big promises but...

If you open your Folder Options dialog in the center of the General tab, you will see a selection for single and double click... if you enable single click you can set it to only accent links when you point at them. I don't know about Firefox but in IE if you open your Internet Options in the Advanced tab about half way down there is a selection for highlighting links only when you hover on them...
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24 Mar 2010   #3

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the reply, but it isn't the underlining I'm complaining about. There is this grey border that appears every time I click a link, like shown in the image in my original post.
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24 Mar 2010   #4

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Thanks for the reply, but it isn't the underlining I'm complaining about. There is this grey border that appears every time I click a link, like shown in the image in my original post.
If you are seeing this after clicking the link it's simply showing you the currently selected item... If you press the tab key, does it move to a different item?

You do need some visual cue, especially in dialogs, so you know what you're selecting...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #5

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Thanks for the reply, but it isn't the underlining I'm complaining about. There is this grey border that appears every time I click a link, like shown in the image in my original post.
If you are seeing this after clicking the link it's simply showing you the currently selected item... If you press the tab key, does it move to a different item?

You do need some visual cue, especially in dialogs, so you know what you're selecting...
Yep, it moves to a new item. But can I turn this off?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #6

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Thanks for the reply, but it isn't the underlining I'm complaining about. There is this grey border that appears every time I click a link, like shown in the image in my original post.
If you are seeing this after clicking the link it's simply showing you the currently selected item... If you press the tab key, does it move to a different item?

You do need some visual cue, especially in dialogs, so you know what you're selecting...
Yep, it moves to a new item. But can I turn this off?
Actually, I don't think you should want to... This is visual feedback that is helpful in operating the computer. I've never seen any setting that would turn it off.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #7

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by silenzer View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post

If you are seeing this after clicking the link it's simply showing you the currently selected item... If you press the tab key, does it move to a different item?

You do need some visual cue, especially in dialogs, so you know what you're selecting...
Yep, it moves to a new item. But can I turn this off?
Actually, I don't think you should want to... This is visual feedback that is helpful in operating the computer. I've never seen any setting that would turn it off.
I guess you're right. Thanks for the help
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