How to disable or enable use of the combination Ctrl + Click to open hyperlinks in Word 2010

When you insert a web address, network path or hyperlinks in Word 2010 and move the mouse cursor over it, a smart tip for following the link using the Ctrl (Control Key from key board) + mouse click will be displayed. This happens because an option for opening hyperlinks with the help of combination Ctrl (Control key) + Click (mouse click) in enabled. By default the option remains enable when you install Word 2010 for the first time on your computer. The option is really helpful in many cases. Just you have to move the mouse cursor on the hyperlink, holding the CTRL key from keyboard and click on the link, this will open the hyperlink in the default browser selected by you. You can disable or enable the option as per your requirements. Go through some steps given below to disable or enable use of CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks in Word 2010.

Steps to disable or enable use of Ctrl Key + Mouse Click to open hyperlinks in Word 2010: -

1. Open the "Word Options" dialog box by first clicking on the "Microsoft Office" button, and then following any one of the two steps mentioned below: -

a) Click on the "Options" button, located under the "Word" tab.



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b) Click on "Word" tab, and then click on "Option" tab located under the "Microsoft Tools" section from the right side of "Word" tab.



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2. To enable use of CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks, first click the "Advanced" tab from the left pane of the "Word Options" dialog box then click in the checkbox for the option "Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks" to check it. You will find this option located under the "Editing Options" section in the right pane of the "Word Options" dialog box. Doing so will enable the use of CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks.

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To disable the use of CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks, first click the "Advanced" tab from the left pane of the "Word Options" dialog box then click in the checkbox for the option "Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks" to uncheck or clear it. You will find this option located under the "Editing Options" section in the right pane of the "Word Options" dialog box. Doing so will disable the use of CTRL + Click to follow hyperlinks.



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3. Now click on "OK" button located at the bottom of the "Word Options" dialog box to close it.



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Now you know how to disable or enable the use of Ctrl Key + Mouse Click to follow hyperlinks in Word 2010.

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