Thursday, March 29, 2012

Slow Insert Hyperlink dialog in Office

When I am creating e-mails in Outlook or documents in Word and press Ctrl-K to insert a Hyperlink, the dialog would freeze for 5-10 seconds.  It was very annoying and I've been dealing with this for quite a while on my work laptop.

I turns out I had 8 shortcuts in the "My Documents" folder.  Once I deleted them, the Insert Hyperlink dialog opened with no delay.

Microsoft must have some issue with parsing shortcuts.  I hope this helps someone else if they encounter this issue.

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