Some Telephone Numbers are Shown in Blue & Underlined


The Skype add-on for Internet Explorer integrates with the Web browser by highlighting phone numbers so that you can click them once to make a call. While it may be a useful feature if you need it, it can become a nuisance, particularly in business scenarios where its usefulness is relatively limited and clicking and calling numbers by mistake can become a major irritation.


Disable the add-on through Internet Explorer to turn the feature off.

Step 1
Open Internet Explorer and click on the cog icon (settings) in the top right of the window.

Step 2
Click “Manage Add-ons.”

Step 3

Scroll down the list of installed add-ons and find the Skype add-on. Click to highlight it and click the “Disable” button in
the bottom right. Note that there may be two or three Skype-related components, in which case disable all of them.

Step 4
Close the window and then close Internet Explorer. The changes will take effect next time you start up your Web browser.

Alternative Solution:

In later releases of Internet Explorer in ‘Options’ there is an ON|OFF switch:

“Detect phone numbers on sites so I can call them”

Set the switch to OFF

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