It is not in Right click select mode either.
It is instead moving the 3d cursor every time I left click.
Surely this is a mode to move the 3d cursor, but I how do I turn it off back to regular select mode?
Left click select works in edit mode, just not object mode?
I can select objects in the outliner, which is how I am coping at the moment.
OK, got it. New tool bar, press T to bring up, has different modes for left mouse click.