I think since NetBeans 10, everything seems clickable inside of the editor, really everything. You need to hold ctrl and hover with the mouse over keywords etc.
This never happens in NetBeans 8.2, in 9 I will test it again, I think there was no problem too.
This happens in every filetype. Open a normal text document with content inside like text and every token seems clickable, which doesn't make sense. It hink smth is broken there.
I added a little screencapture. The first, where you can see the links when I ctrl + hover over text comes from NetBeans 10 (clean install dir, no need to ask for that). The second comes from NetBeans 8.2.
Could it be related to this ticket: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/NETBEANS-290 only guessing, that there is smth implemented that make this happen. In TypeScript/JS/Java files I also can hover and click on keywords like if, new, else, etc. which wasn't possible in NetBeans 8.2.
Also to add here, in a HTML or XML file, every tag name and every word inside of a comment seems clickable but it isn't. John McDonnell I don't know your implementation of the Jump to Pom within another pom, but It came into my mind that smth happend there? If this is not the case, forget the comment