Mouseover automatically selects text (ubuntu)


Ever since I have moved from Windows to linux, most of the time that I open atom, my mouse automatically selects text on mouseover, making it difficult to scan through code without accidentally selecting/deleting/etc.

I have tried running through the settings to find any kind of autoselect feature that has been set, but to no avail. I suspect this isn’t the issue since the behavior seems to arbitrarily stop from time to time upon restarting atom.

I briefly booted linux mint, but now I am running Ubuntu.


And you haven’t experienced the issue with other editors or your browser?


The one time I can recall this being reported in the past, it was a problem with their mouse driver.


I have similar issue, but I on Fedora. And it doesn’t happen in other editors (like "VS Code)