Open hyperlink without holding Ctrl in PowerPoint

PowerPoint 2016
In contrast to other Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Outlook and Excel, in PowerPoint doesn’t have the option that changes how to open hyperlinks, by clicking with pressing or holding Ctrl or without Ctrl.

PowerPoint always has the next two opportunities:

    1.    If you edit your presentation in the Normal mode or in the Outline View mode, when you move the mouse over the hyperlink, you can press Ctrl+Click to follow link to:

  • Open a hyperlink:
    Open a hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016
  • Create an e-mail:
    Create an e-mail in PowerPoint 2016

    2.    If you show or preview your presentation in the Reading View mode or in the Slide Show mode, when you move the mouse over the hyperlink, you can just Click to follow link to:

  • Open a hyperlink:
    Open a hyperlink in PowerPoint 2016
  • Create an e-mail:
    Create an e-mail in PowerPoint 2016

Note: You can choose the mode in which you want to work:

  • On the View tab, in the Presentation Views group:
    Presentation Views group in PowerPoint 2016
  • On the status bar:
    The status bar in PowerPoint 2016

There are four options in the status bar: Normal mode, Slide Sorter mode, Reading View and Slide Show mode.

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