Right click highlights selection?


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 23, 2010
New Zealand
I'm not sure if this is the 'norm' for mac, and it doesn't do much harm, but it just makes me feel like 'it's not working properly'....

Whenever I right click on anything, (more often than not, it's a link), it highlights the whole link... For example, I see a web link, right click it to open it in a new tab, and it highlights the link (and remains highlighted).... It's mildly annoying (or maybe I'm just being OCD) when you're reading a Wikipedia article or something and you're constantly opening links in new tabs and you have a random highlighted word.

Is this the same for everyone?


macrumors newbie
Jun 28, 2012
Um. This isn't the norm. My computer didn't do this until today and 3 other people that have MBPs have verified that their's don't do this. How do I make it stop? Sorry if I managed to miss a newer thread about this issue.