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How to use hyperlink without Ctrl + Click in Outlook?

By default, when you composing an email message, you need to press the Ctrl key and then click the hyperlink at the same time to follow it. In Outlook, actually, you can also follow the hyperlink with just clicking on it without pressing the Ctrl key when composing an email message. Please browse the following tutorial for more details.

Use hyperlink without Ctrl + Click in Outlook

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You can do as follows to follow hyperlink without Ctrl and Click in Outlook.

1. Click File > Options in Outlook 2010 and 2013.

In Outlook 2007, please click Tools > Options.

2. In the Outlook Options dialog box in Outlook 2010 and 2013, click Mail in the left bar, then click the Editor Options button in the Compose messages section. See screenshot:

In Outlook 2007, click the Mail Format tab, then click the Editor Options button in the Editor options section.

3. In the Editor Options dialog box, click Advanced in the left bar, then uncheck the Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink box in the Editing options section, and then click the OK button.

4. Click the OK button in Outlook Options dialog box to finish the setting.

And now, when you want to open the hyperlink within your edited message window, just click the hyperlink to follow it.


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    Iftekhar Ahamed · 1 years ago
    Thanks for the solutions
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    Saviz Saei · 1 years ago
    I really appreciate for your kind help:)
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    Sam · 2 years ago
    Perfect answer. Thank you
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    Atiq Imran · 3 years ago
    Thanks, it really nicely works
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    Donna B. · 3 years ago
    Thanks, but how do I open a link in Outlook 2016 WITHOUT following (used to be control-click)?
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    Donna B. · 3 years ago
    Thanks, but how do I open a link WITHOUT following (used to be control-click)?
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    Sparky · 3 years ago
    Thanks. Worked perfect
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    Barry · 3 years ago
    Nice try, but it didn't work for me.
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    Barry Kratzer · 3 years ago
    Didn't work for me! I guess I'll have to continue living with the Microsoft Curse, and "Click to follow link"!
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    Jcooper · 3 years ago
    thanks so much, although it was not an exact match to my system, I was able to follow along and achieve the correct results! ;-)
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    crashhot · 3 years ago
    thanks very much for this, also works with office 365 but you just have to look for where the bits are as they are not exactly the same
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    fiza · 4 years ago
    TQ soooo much. Really helpful :)
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    Omer · 4 years ago
    Really Helpful. Thank you
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    Sarah · 4 years ago
    Thank you. This was exactly what I needed!
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    Dave · 4 years ago
    Thank you. This was really helpful.