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Windows 7: stop the click to follow link popup in outlook 2007

16 Mar 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
stop the click to follow link popup in outlook 2007

I can't seem to find out who is responsible for this EXTREMELY annoying popup. Every time I go to click on a hyperlink, this box pops up with the website, and 4-5 more lines of gibberish, that doesn't help me at all.
It says "click to follow link", and at least half of the time, it blocks almost all of the hyperlink, so that I have to move the cursor to find a place to click. I am using Windows 7 Home Premium with IE 11 and Outlook 2007. I don't know if it is Google, Outlook, Win 7, or IE 11.

Thanks for any help,


P.S. Microsoft help, et al, give tips on how to work with CTRL+click, but this is not my problem.

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17 Mar 2016   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
Tool tips or live previews of items,
Hit the Office logo on the top left,
Word Options on the bottom
Popular and all of the preview stuff is on the top section Uncheck all.

Nope Display show tool tips
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22 Mar 2016   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate

Thanks for the input ThrashZone, but alas, that doesn't work. I tried to take a screenshot of it, but you can't. As soon as you hit the ALT key it disappears. I can't believe that I am the only person that has ever had this problem.

Thanks again,

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22 Mar 2016   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient


Is this what you are trying to do?

How to use hyperlink without Ctrl + Click in Outlook?
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