In MapInfo, it is possible to turn 'selectability' off on layers, which means that when you click on the map objects on that layer aren't selected. It's very useful.
Is there a way to accomplish this in QGIS?
I should add that what I am specifically referring to the information tool. In the attached screenshot you can see that the street, the neighborhood and the city were all highlighted, but I would like to restrict it to selecting roads only.