Every time I right click, it highlights everything.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by CupidsHitman, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. CupidsHitman macrumors newbie

    Apr 17, 2010
    I know that generally double clicking a word in a web browser hightlights it, but my Mac has been higlighting things when I right click them. I know this didn't happen before. I think I may have accidentally changed a setting. Can anybody help me with this?
  2. aussiedj macrumors regular

    Dec 31, 2008
    My Magic Mouse is doing funny things as well. The Left click acts as a Right click sometimes. (Trust me, nothing touching the right side, just my finger pushing down on left side).
  3. cydroit macrumors newbie

    Feb 10, 2011
    Same here

    This just started happening to me yesterday I believe. That's when I noticed it at least (considering how finicky I am about this sort of thing, it's a good bet). The only thing I've really tried is a system reset to no avail. It happens in both Chrome and Safari, but I haven't tried in Opera, FF, or any others. I'd very much like to know what's up.

    13 in unibody aluminum macbook (first gen, during the small interim before all the aluminum ones got the "pro" designation). OS 10.6.6
  4. ifunlisted macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2015
    yep this is really annoying. i just want to be able to paste without using keyboard shortcuts. Right now the only non-keyboard option that i know of is to add a space after the text where you would like to paste, then right-click in that space, then paste, then go back and re-add a space in front of your pasted text (because the original space is deleted because of this issue).

    How about having right-click select the word IF you click on the word, but not select or highlight anything if you click on a blank space. anyone figure this out yet?
  5. CreatorCode macrumors regular


    Apr 15, 2015
    Edit > Paste is probably a better option there.

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