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  1. I am inserting a hyperlink into OpenOffice Writer on a highlighted word - 'the_hyperlink'.
  2. I am choosing 'Insert' from the task bar and 'Hyperlink' from the dropdown list.
  3. I paste the link into 'Target' and the highlighted 'the_hyperlink' is already in the Text field.
  4. Click Apply.

The hyperlink box doesn't automatically disappear (as in, task done) but if I click out of it it has created a hyperlink.

My Problem is it does not open the hyperlink if you left click on it. It only does so if you right click and select 'Open Hyperlink'. I need it to do the former.

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In both LibreOffice and OpenOffice, there's a security option "Ctrl-click required to follow hyperlinks". If this option is enabled (AFAIK it's enabled by default), a single left click isn't sufficient to open the hyperlink:

You can open the option dialogue using menu "Tools" -> "Options" -> "LibreOffice" -> "Security" -> "Security options and Warnings" -> Options... button:

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Check if the option "Ctrl-click required to follow hyperlinks" is set, and disable it if you prefer to:

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Besides, if you move the mouse pointer over the hyperlink, a tooltip should appear telling you if a single click or CTRL+click is required to open the link:

  • "Ctrl-click required..." enabled:

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  • "Ctrl-click required..." disabled:

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Thanks for that. I thought it would be fairly easy to fix but these things are not always obvious. I appreciate your help. –  user307633 Aug 5 at 8:29

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