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When clicking on a tab of my profile page, this blue rectangular box flashes around it, which is rather ugly compared to the buttons with the nice rounded angles.

I can't recall duplicating this on a computer. enter image description here

Is this an artefact of something, or should I turn this into a bug report?

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    Either way I think it needs to be changed, since the contrast is so poor – Laurel Mar 16 at 18:37
  • @Laurel, I don't think it is actually a feature, so no need on improving that. – Luuklag Mar 16 at 18:39
  • What OS/Browser are you on? I can't reproduce on Chrome on macOS 10.15.3. I suspect it is a browser specific thing for "active" links. – Kodos Johnson Mar 16 at 19:48
  • Chrome on android @KodosJohnson – Luuklag Mar 16 at 19:55
  • I repro'd on my phone but it just flashes on for a split-second. It doesn't stay on like your screenshot. – Kodos Johnson Mar 16 at 20:24
  • Same here @KodosJohnson , I improved the wording. Took me about 10 tries to capture ;) – Luuklag Mar 16 at 20:27
  • I can't repro in Chrome / Win 10. All userscripts off. – rene Mar 17 at 10:07
  • Neither can I @rene. Appears to be a mobile (chrome) thing.. – Luuklag Mar 17 at 10:57
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    The "tabs" are actually links, so they behave like default links on the mobile browsers. Active links you touch or touch and hold are highlighted blue to confirm to the user they are clicking a link by mobile Chrome. Happens on all links across all sites that don't modify the behavior. Of note it is possible to remove it: stackoverflow.com/questions/21003535/… – RageFoxx Mar 17 at 13:39
  • Thx @RageFoxx, clear explanation. I think we could safely disable it, as there is already CSS that highlights the buttons you select, for non-mobile use. – Luuklag Mar 17 at 14:20
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That is a CSS button focus outline. It helps the user when they are using keyboards 'Tab' key to navigate the page. I see no necessary reason to remove it.

For more information please do visit: outlinenone.com here it is explained why this feature is necessary and important

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  • Thinking some more about this, it is kind of redundant, as the button you click also changes colour. So the information is already conveyed. – Luuklag Mar 17 at 13:10
  • It is not about "clicking" it is trying to tell where you have reached when you are not able to use a mouse or use the touchscreen features and have to navigate the webpage using the keyboard and mobile keypad. – Anuj Shrestha Mar 18 at 3:58

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