Remove Hyperlink [Keyboard Shortcut]

Hyperlinks in Outlook Email are quite helpful for the user, but they make you irritated.

Perhaps you’re preparing an email message, brought a few paragraphs from the web, and need a clean slate without blue underlined texts distracting your audience.

Maybe you’re preparing a report, and the hyperlinked text just doesn’t look right. Or you simply want to copy text from a website without bringing along its associated links.

For those who often find themselves battling with unwanted links, the ability to remove them swiftly is a boon. Enter the magic of keyboard shortcuts – the unsung heroes of efficiency in computer tasks.

While most of us are familiar with the ubiquitous ‘Ctrl+C‘ and ‘Ctrl+V‘, fewer know about the shortcuts for hyperlink removal.

In this guide, we’ll dive deep into the keyboard shortcuts designed to help you remove hyperlinks effortlessly.

Let the un-linking begin!

Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Hyperlink from Outlook

Use the below Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Hyperlink from Outlook email message.

Press Control along Shift and F9 – (Ctrl + Shift + F9)

Both the Control (Ctrl) and Shift keys will work along with F9 to remove hyperlinks from Outlook New Email message, Forward, or Reply.

Steps to Use Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Hyperlink from Outlook message.

Follow the below steps to remove all hyperlinks in an Outlook message. Mostly if you are dealing with a specific part of the paragraph that consists of multiple hyperlinks, you can remove all one by one (which you will learn later in this article), or you can follow these steps:

  • Select the entire paragraph using the keyboard shortcut Ctrl + A, which will select all paragraphs available on your page.
  • Press and hold the control key and Shift Key.
  • Without releasing the control (CTRL) Key and Shift Key, press the F9 key. That will remove all hyperlinks available in all paragraphs.
  • That will remove all the hyperlinks not only from your desired paragraph but also from the entire selected content.

Alternate Keyboard Shortcut to Remove Hyperlink from Outlook Message

As I have mentioned in the above paragraph you can also remove all the HYPERLINK from your paragraph very easily one by one.

It can be a tedious and time-consuming process, but if you’re looking to remove only a specific hyperlink and not all of them, this shortcut key method might be just what you need.

While many might find using a mouse more convenient for such tasks, it’s always good to have a Plan B.

Here’s mine: a keyboard shortcut to remove individual hyperlinks from the content one at a time.

Select the word having a hyperlink you need to remove, using all direction keys and ~

Press – Shift + Window + F10

That will open the dialog box, which we all know and that will appear when we click our mouse’s right button.

Now that not over, you have three ways to select “Remove Hyperlink“:

  1. Use the “Tab” to move downwards to reach the Remove hyperlink, or Use “Shift + Tab” to move upwards.
  2. Use the Up and Down arrow keys to get there.
  3. and the best option is to hit “R“.

All these methods help to select the “Remove Hyperlink” option.

Finally, hit “Enter” and your selected hyperlink is GONE:

Additional Information about Removing Hyperlinks in Outlook

  • Once you remove the Hyperlink to the text the color changes from blue to black.
  • The Underline one word was also removed.
  • You are now not allowed to click that word, as you did before when the hyperlink is added to that word.
  • In case you accidentally remove the hyperlink to the word, you can simply hit Ctrl + Z to reverse the action.
  • Before removing the hyperlink you must Preview the hyperlink, simply hover your mouse over the word, checkout one, and then remove it if not needed.

Wrap up

Mastering the simple task of removing hyperlinks in Outlook can drastically enhance the readability and professionalism of your emails.

While hyperlinks have their rightful place in digital communication, ensuring they’re used judiciously is key.

By now, you’re equipped with the knowledge to control their presence in your messages, ensuring your communications are always on point and free from unnecessary distractions.

Remember, in the digital age, it’s not just what you say, but also how you present it. Stay sharp and keep your emails clean!

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