How to remove Ctrl key to follow link in Word

Word 2016 and 2013 users can open hyperlink from a document by using combination of Ctrl key on the keyboard with mouse click. This feature is by default enabled in all versions of Microsoft Word.

Word 2013 Hyperlink

In case if you want to follow the hyperlink just by clicking the link and do not want to use the Ctrl key combination then turn off the feature using Word Options.

Step 1: Click the File menu and select Options from the menu list.

Step 2: In the Word Options window, click the Advanced Options and navigate to Editing Options.

Step 3: Un mark the check box with caption as “Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink” and click the OK button.

Ctrl Click Hyperlink

Now you can just click the Hyperlink to launch the Website.

Word 2013 Hyperlink

In Category: MS Office, Word 2013, Word 2016

Ravi Shankar

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