Disable phone number detection on macos?

Does anyone know if there is a way to stop macos from detecting phone numbers?

For example I open a PDF in Preview and usually try to copy text out of it - however apple is ‘detecting’ what it thinks is a phone number and making it into a link - so I can not longer double click the text to select it since it tries to pass me to a url.

Not a direct answer to your question, but you can copy text that includes a link by starting your copy outside the link, then drag the selection over it.

There’s no universal setting to deactivate data detectors in macOS but there may be settings inside individual apps, as there are for TextEdit, Pages and Messages.

Not Preview, however.

FYI the SnipNotes app for Mac/iOS/Watch just updated to let users granularly opt in/out of data detectors - either as an app-wide setting or for selected notes. Would be a nice feature to see in Apple Notes too…

Thanks. Update needs to be done manually.