Normally when using the element inspector one hovers until they get to the element they want and then clicks to selected it. With touch simulation enabled, clicking with the element selector causes the link to be followed.
Component: Developer Tools → Developer Tools: Responsive Design Mode
Summary: When using RMD with touch simulation and element inspector, clicking follows links → When using RDM with touch simulation and element inspector, clicking follows links
Thanks for filing, I agree this is pretty frustrating!
status-firefox57: --- → fix-optional
Priority: -- → P2
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