Removing the Dotted Line Around Links In Internet Explorer

Here’s a little mini CSS tip for you.  The little dotted lines around links in Internet Explorer have been bugging me for a long time on a few of the sites I’ve built.  The dotted line shows up when you click on the link.
Dotted Line
I finally Binged it, and found this nice little article entitled Removing Dotted Links.

To get rid of the dotted lines in IE, simply add this to your CSS:

a {
  outline: none;

There are a few other nice tweaks you can do in the article, but this one fixed my annoyance!


  1. Great! Exactly what I was looking for. Not sure why it didn’t work for sharpk, it worked perfectly for me on both IE8 and FF.

    Thanks !!


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