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asked 2017-01-25 19:06:33 +0200

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I have a neurological problem that inhibits the use of a mouse. I am working with a spreadsheet in Calc that concatenates information from several cells and generates a hyperlink to a web page. The hyperlink is the only text in a given cell.

I have researched it but can't find if there is a keyboard shortcut to follow the hyperlink without using a mouse. I am a novice at programming macros. Is there a macro for executing a hyperlink if the cell pointer is in a hyperlink cell?

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answered 2017-02-13 19:33:36 +0200

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Thank you for the reply. The context menu does not act as expected. I am using LibreOffice Version: 4.4.4.3. The attached image is the context menu that appears when I use the context menu button on a cell with a hyperlink as the contents

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answered 2017-01-25 21:53:54 +0200

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updated 2017-02-13 22:04:34 +0200

Put the cursor in the link, then press the key between the right Ctrl key and Windows key (assuming you are on Windows and have a modern keyboard), basically the key to get a context menu. A context menu pops up with an item Open hyperlink, from there the shortcut key is k for me, but it may be something else for you.

EDIT: Correct, I found that it works in Writer, but not in Calc. Sorry about that.

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