Principle of least surprise

Piet van Oostrum piet-l at
Sat Feb 9 08:43:38 UTC 2019

"Joao S. O. Bueno" <gwidion at> writes:

> Indeed - 
> I just created a 3-cell sheet to check this out, and - it is a behavior
> broken beyond any justification attempt.
> Moreover, I spent sometimes in the options dialog box (that just the looks the
> same ms office did in 1996), searching for a way to disable the "convert e-mail
> to hyperlink" behavior applcation wise, and could not find any. (Which does not
> mean it is not there, just that it is another broken point in the UI).
That was in one of my earlier posts:

You can better switch off the automatic URL transformation:

Tools > AutoCorrect Options > Options > URL Recognition

Piet van Oostrum <piet-l at>
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