In High Sierra, with a mouse, whenever I right click something that doesn't have a specific "right click behavior", the right click is treated as a left click.

For example, if I right click text in an IDE, it will correctly display a menu to, say, copy/paste that text. However, if I right click one of the options in that menu, that option will be selected as if I had done a left click. This happens in every app

Can this be disabled somehow? Is it different in Mojave?

  • Why are you right-clicking on objects that obviously do not have a right-click action? Why not just stop the errant behavior! That said, I've not seen any settings in macOS to change the results of the errant behavior you've described. – user3439894 Feb 18 at 19:19
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    Whether you left or right click on something, it must be selected. So, if a context menu doesn't exist for the item you click on, it will simply remain selected. – Allan Feb 18 at 20:10
  • @user3439894 Because mistakes happen. Not to mention I'd say the errant behavior is the right click acting as if it was a left click – Guest_RandomGUUID Feb 19 at 18:25
  • @Allan When this context menu does exist, I don't expect any of its options to be selected with a right click. If it can't be disabled, that's fine. I can always switch back to Windows – Guest_RandomGUUID Feb 19 at 18:27
  • In macOS, once a context menu appears it does not distinguish any difference between a left-click or a right-click on a context menu command, any click on a command triggers the command. The normal click in this case; however, is a left-click and why I said a right-click is errant behavior. – user3439894 Feb 19 at 18:35

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