right-click in Gnome 3.10

Have just decided to try gnome (long time KDE user), and quite like ‘bits’ of it, but just can’t get used to the right-click use.
Right-clicking something (eg file in Nautilus) seems to always result in the immediate selection of a wrong choice. Think I am used to right-clicking, letting go the button, then making a choice, but with gnome, I seem to accidentally select whatever choice comes up next to the mouse pointer…
Is there a trick to this, or can it be configured?