Why do I have to press Ctrl to open a link?

In the “Editing options” section, select the “Use CTRL + Click to follow hyperlink” check box so there is NO check mark in the box. … NOTE: Turning off this option prevents you from being able to simply click on hyperlink text to put the cursor there, as clicking will open the link in the default browser.

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