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Turn off phone number detection

This policy setting determines whether phone numbers are recognized and turned into hyperlinks which can be used to invoke the default phone application on the system. If you enable this policy setting phone number detection is turned off. Users won’t be able to modify this setting. If you disable this policy setting phone number detection is turned on. Users won’t be able to modify this setting. If you don’t configure this policy setting users can turn this behavior on or off using Internet Explorer settings. The default is on.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER->Software->Policies->Microsoft->Internet Explorer->Main->FormatDetection # PhoneNumberEnabled

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    Windows Components->Internet Explorer->Internet Settings->Advanced settings->Browsing

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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