Outlook 2013 - clicking on an embedded link in an email message no longers brings up a web browser
Posted on 2014-04-03
Recently, I updated to Office 2013 and have noticed that in Outlook 2013, if I click on a link embedded into an email, nothing happens beyond some progress dots moving horizontally on the top part of the message window.
If I manually switch over to an active instance of Internet Explorer, sometimes, after about 5-10 seconds, a new tab will open with the link I clicked. Otherwise, it just sits there "thinking".
Is there a security setting that I have to adjust?
PS: I have never installed an alternative browser to IE like Chrome or FF on this machine (a first gen MS Surface Pro running Win 8.1).