Currently, when you type a URL like http://example.com, it automatically gets converted to a link.
I find this unhelpful most of the times, and would suggest to turn it off by default.
We have the hyperlink toolbar button visible by default which makes it easy to insert links if you want to.
Linkification is part of the auto correction feature, meaning you can _undo_ the transformation. If you want to switch off this feature go to Tools > AutoCorrect > AutoCorrect Options > Options and uncheck "URL Recognition". If you want to remove a link in an existing document you find the respective function in the context menu.
And please set WORKSFORME if this works for you :-)
(In reply to Heiko Tietze from comment #1)
> Linkification is part of the auto correction feature, meaning you can _undo_
> the transformation.
In Calc this doesn't work. At least not after leaving the edit mode.
> If you want to remove a link in an existing document you find the respective
> function in the context menu.
Same here, in Calc there is no context menu entry for this. Also not in Impress/Draw.
> And please set WORKSFORME if this works for you :-)
Anyway, what I was suggesting is to turn it off by default. I guess most of the times this is more annoying than useful as it not only inserts the link, but also changes the style of the link (color+underline).
So lets make it a bug for Calc with the intention to harmonize the workflow. The context menu should receive a menu entry, EASYHACK. But I'm afraid that undo for every single edit step is not so simple (have read some similar reports in Draw about table cells).
The URL recognition can be disabled in Calc similar to other apps. Off by default means to hide an important feature from the user. Rather add a menu entry "Edit hyperlink settings" in the context menu, which helps to find the option quickly. Or have direct access to "[x] Recognize URLs" or "[x] Auto correct URLs" in the menu (shown only when opened at a hyperlink).
Closing as wontfix as discussed in the design meeting today.