When I select an object and drag it The object stays selected. Normal behaviour?

As I said in the Title… when I select a mesh … eg: the cube …and move it, it stays selected and being dragged till I click it again.
Is that usual behaviour?
I am expecting it to be only dragged while I hold down the mouse select button but I cant find a way to turn that behaviour off.
Sorry about my Noobish question… but I just don’t know where else to ask I have tried lots of searching and I cant find a reference to it.
Maybe I’m not using the correct terminology.
Thanks for reading.

File / User Preferences / Editing, enable Transform ‘Release Confirms’