Focus Rings Around Buttons

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Milan, Jul 1, 2005.

  1. Milan macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2005

    For some time in dialog boxes I noticed focus rings around buttons. I haven't seen it before. I'm quite sure I did something that made this. Can somebody tell me where to turn this off?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus


    Jan 9, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    The focus rings are part of the Cocoa design standard -- they're supposed to be there.

    But, if you're seeing them in more places than you used to, one possibility is that you may get them on more things if you have full keyboard access turned on. You can turn it back off by going to:

    System Preferences -> Keyboard and Mouse -> Keyboard Shortcuts

    and clicking the "Text boxes and lists only" option at the bottom.
  3. Milan thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 25, 2005
    It was the full keyboard access thing. I have no idea how I accidentally turned it on.

    Thank you very much!

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