focus rectangle

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focus rectangle

Post by cookietran » Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:47 am

my version of 'everything' - (win xp)

is it possible to get rid of unsightly focus rectangle ?

i am asking because i sincerely detest these dots, they bother me a lot. thanks to the afore-mentioned article i got rid of this focus rectangle in windows explorer, foo-bar... but, unfortunately, not in program 'everything'

any advice will be considered gratefully. for the sake of solving this problem i am ready to modify the ini-file or upgarde a program or do almost anything else (this is really important to me)

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Re: focus rectangle

Post by void » Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:40 am

The earliest version that supports disabling the XOR focus rectangle is

To disable the XOR focus rectangle in 1.3.4:
  • Completely exit Everything (right click the Everything system tray icon and click Exit).
  • Open your %APPDATA%\Everything\Everything.ini
  • Change the following line:
  • to:
  • Save changes and restart Everything.
To disable the XOR focus rectangle in 1.4 or later:
  • In Everything, type in the following search and press ENTER:
  • If successful, you should see draw_focus_rect=0 in the statusbar for a few seconds.

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Re: focus rectangle

Post by therube » Fri Jul 31, 2020 2:44 pm

(PS: Current version of Everything works fine in XP.)

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