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Because of the selection I see a different context menu and it's really annoying. How to change this behaviour? It's the same for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox.

System Preferences → Trackpad


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This is a feature implemented across the entirety of macOS, through web views and text areas. There is no option to disable it.

  • @IAfanasov What is it you're needing to right click without selecting the text for? Perhaps there's an alternative?
    – grg
    Jan 30, 2018 at 9:51
  • there is custom context menu. because text is selected, I see context menu of selected text instead of that custom menu
    – IAfanasov
    Jan 30, 2018 at 13:53

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