How to use the native browser outline in CSS?

Problem

When focusing an input field Chrome and Safari show an outline that can be removed via CSS: outline: none;.

I want to display this outline at some other parts to improve usability. Is there a way to use the native browser outline? I only found out how to display a custom one.

Problem courtesy of: js-coder

Solution

You need to check out for each browser (via Inspector, F12, or Firebug) what the default setting is. For example in Chrome it is

:focus {
    outline: 5px auto -webkit-focus-ring-color;
}
Solution courtesy of: Marcel Jackwerth

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