Turning off hyperlinks in the pdf viewer

Is there a way to turn off hyperlinks links in the PDF viewer?

I cannot highlight text if there is an attached hyperlink because the moment I click on the text I will be forwarded to the anchored section/page.

I cannot properly select a longer piece of text containing a hyperlink either as explained in the following bug report.

I can, of course, remove all the hyperlinks before importing the PDF file as an asset, but that is not ideal.

Any ideas?