Can't stop merging when I want to select

I recently was making a recording and out of the blue, the cursor started making it so whenever I select the ends of a clip of audio it automatically merges it when I don’t want it to. I cant select the ends anymore without hitting escape and I can’t figure out how to disable this and make it go back to normal. I tried deleting the config to set it to default settings but that didn’t work. Please help fast if you can this is really crippling my ability to edit.

If you want to select an audio clip, double click on it.

If there is a split line between two adjacent clips, clicking on the split line will join the two clips.