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GUI Button Highlights in Blue (When Clicked)

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Jeff on 8 Sep 2011
Hi all,
I have a simple GUI with 3 buttons and 2 labels. When I click a button, Matlab automatically highlights it in this light blue metallic color. I want to deactivate this automatic highlighting mechanism. Anybody know how to do this?


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Paulo Silva
Paulo Silva on 8 Sep 2011
See if the button has some code on his ButtonDownFcn, if there's some code in it remove it, also see the SelectionHighlight, turn it off


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Jeff on 8 Sep 2011
Sean de:
Most of it written in GUIDE. I added some variables and control logic within the callback functions and GUI initialization.
Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 8 Sep 2011
probably is an OS setting. I haven't used Windows 7 so I can't advise. If you make a second button or a second GUI or even just a questdlg does it occur?
>> questdlg('Does it occur below?','Test','yes','no')
Jeff on 8 Sep 2011
Yes. It's an OS setting I think. I've tried going into advanced system settings -> performance settings -> unchecked "use visual styles on windows and buttons", and this eliminates the highlight problem. However, this also makes the rest of the GUI look tacky and the buttons have no borders at all, which makes them look like labels. And when you click on a button, a dotted black border surrounds the button which is also distracting. Anyone know how to disable just the Win 7 highlight visual effect but keep everything else?

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