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How to prevent LibreOffice from opening the browser when clicking on a link? [closed]

asked 2013-01-11 22:59:24 +0100

bread-crumb-sandwitch gravatar image

updated 2015-10-20 00:39:40 +0100

Alex Kemp gravatar image

I would like to be able to keep the text in my document 'linkified', but not be redirected to my standard browser when clicking on it. Alternatively, would there be a possibility to set a dialogue box asking for confirmation before firing up the browser?

This change should apply to all types of links (mailto, http, ftp, ...).

I also noticed a strange behaviour in LibreOffice Linux - Fedora 17:

When I clicking on a link the default browser opens, but it also reverts back to the default setting (no Addons, no Themes, ...). It is annoying and could potentially be a privacy and security risk (changed proxy settings, security Addons like NoScript not available). I say 'potentially' because I am competent to make any definite statements on that matter.

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answered 2013-01-13 16:00:46 +0100

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updated 2013-01-13 18:00:34 +0100

(Using LO 3.5.4. Ubuntu 12.04.1)

Okay, I have good news and bad news for you...

First, Under

Tools -> Options -> LibreOffice -> Security -> Options (Security Options and Warnings), inside the 'Security options' section:

I have an (enabled) checkbox that is labeled "Ctrl-click required to follow hyperlinks".

The bad news is that this feature only seems to work in LibreOffice Writer. Whether the option is enabled or disabled, single-clicking links in LibreOffice Calc immediately opens a new browser window.

Update: Bug report about this problem (filed in June) is here: fdo#51296

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