How can I prevent only the email in the moderncv theme of latex from being clickable (a url) ? Is there a function that disables the enclosed url ? I think this will also be helpful for other links in my cv that I want unclickable.

% personal datas
\email{[email protected]} 
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    Why should they not be clickable?
    – Mensch
    Commented Oct 27, 2016 at 14:04
  • then don't use email macro
    – Zarko
    Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 20:53
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    If I remember correctly, there are some PDF viewers that detect email addresses and automatically make them hyperlinks even if the document didn't explicitly create a link, so disabling the email hyperlink might not necessarily have an effect, depending on the PDF viewer. Commented Nov 6, 2016 at 21:00

1 Answer 1


Modify \emaillink to add a link only if the optional argument is expressed.



% change \emaillink so it doesn't make a link by default

% personal data
\title{Resumé title}
\address{street and number}{postcode city}{country}
\email{[email protected]}
\extrainfo{additional information}
\quote{Some quote}




\section{Master thesis}
\cvitem{description}{Short thesis abstract}


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