[wp-hackers] Lack of focus rectangles on links in the WP admin

John Blackbourn johnbillion+wp at gmail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:29:40 GMT 2008

The ugly dotted rectangle is universally recognised as the current
focus point and shouldn't be changed or removed.

On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 1:41 AM, Jeremy Visser <jeremy.visser at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm concerned about the fact that when a link in the new WP admin is
>  focused (e.g. selected by the Tab key), it has no selection rectangle
>  around it.
>  If I were trying to navigate around my WP admin with my keyboard (I was
>  using a computer with a mouse that was not working on Friday, so I
>  wouldn't have been able to use WordPress if I wanted to then), I
>  wouldn't have been able to, because I wouldn't have been able to see
>  which link I had focused with the Tab key.
>  I agree that the rectangles are ugly, but accessibility > appearance.
>  Please remove the "outline: none;" code from the CSS.
>  What I did for the Install4Free style was not removing the dotted
>  outline rectangles, but making them a prettier solid grey instead.
>  <http://install4free.wordpress.net/>
>  We could possibly have a red outline (same colour as the link hover
>  colour) when focused instead of the ugly dotted rectangle.
>  --
>  Jeremy Visser                                 http://jeremy.visser.name/
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