With the edge/Chrome 83 update to form controls, these Chromium-based browsers currently display a black border for focus entry text fields and selected options in the focus input text field in the drop-down menu for most websites. Typically, form fields such as textarea, select, and s/he are displayed in the chrome when they are focused will display a blue or orange border.
But now Chrome has a black border, causing visual distress to users. The problem is also troubling for developers because Chrome doesn’t follow Google’s own CSS rules.
The Microsoft Edge and Google Chrome team has brought more modern form controls to the open source browser Chromium. The updated form controls are already available in the current versions of Chrome 83 and Edge 83, and are optimized for easy access, touch, and keyboard operation. But the black border of the refreshed form control is a problem for users and developers alike.
To improve visibility against a light and dark background, the focus indicator or focus ring now uses a thick dark ring and adds a thinwhite line. This may be the cause of the black border now. A bug has been created to refer the issue to the Chromium team for review.
The problem is described as: “Since the form control refreshed, Chrome seems to have ignored the CSS border rule that uses logical properties, always displaying a black border around the component.” The issue is now marked as “”, and Chromium team members further indicated that the problem had been fixed and that it no longer existed in the Chrome 84 Dev channel version.
If you want to remove this black border from Chrome, you can do so by following these steps
1. Launch Chrome
2. Visit chrome:photos.prnewswire.com/#form-controls-refresh.
3. Select “Disabled” from the drop-down menu and restart your browser.