How do I turn off the Telephone number formatting in the browser window.

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    What website is this?
    – Gelatin
    Jul 11, 2010 at 14:57

2 Answers 2


You have to deactivate or uninstall the Skype Add-on.
In newer versions there is also the option to just turn the highlighting off in the settings of the Add-on.

Here is a link to the Skype FAQ:

  • Thanks, that's useful to know, but I found I can just switch of the feature by clicking on the Skype Icon, top right in browser.
    – Scott
    Jul 11, 2010 at 16:03

Just incase any developers out there are wondering who to stop this form mucking up there pages, or design, you could try and insert some hidden code, for example:

<span style="display:none;">_</span>


01234 <span style="display:none;">_</span> 123123
  • Not exactly what Turismo asked but nice tip to any web developer out there.
    – Andris
    Feb 23, 2011 at 20:19
  • I know, I found this question looking for the answer, so thought I would share once I found a solution...
    – jimbo
    Feb 24, 2011 at 10:31
  • I also found a page where Skype explains how to format numbers so that the Add-on recognizes them. This of course also helps developers to figure out what to do to the numbers so the won't be recognized anymore: support.skype.com/en/faq/FA12006/…
    – Turismo
    Apr 19, 2012 at 18:00

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