Help! Events are being highlighted without me clicking on them, during playback

When I click play in a project, as the cursor moves, it highlights each new event it comes across without me clicking on it.

Making it impossible to delete something while the song is playing.

It’s really annoying. How do I make it stop? Has something been changed in preferences?

Does that make sense?

Uncheck Preferences -> Editing -> Auto Select Events under Cursor

THANKS <3 <3