I can't seem to get selected edges and faces to highlight in edit mode. Selected vertices show fine, and if I toggle display face centers on, I can see also see selected faces (but only because the center vertex highlights).

Things I've tried so far: - Overlays are ON - "Outline Selected" is ON - Edges, Faces, and Center are all turned on under mesh edit mode

I am able to select edges and faces and manipulate them, I just can't see which ones are selected (in other words, not a problem with selection mode). This isn't one particular file; I can start up Blender and try to edit the starting cube and no edges/faces highlight.

Blender 2.82a AMD Radeon HD 7770 GPU

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    $\begingroup$ you can always revert Blender to factory setting by going to: FILE > DEFAULTS > Load Factory Settings $\endgroup$
    – Sanbaldo
    Mar 14 '20 at 20:10
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks for the suggestion. I tried it, and it still has the same behavior as before. $\endgroup$ Mar 14 '20 at 20:26
  • $\begingroup$ can you share a screenshot of what's the problem and 1 example blender file to check the settings? $\endgroup$
    – Sanbaldo
    Mar 14 '20 at 20:28
  • $\begingroup$ You can also check these settings "blender preferences" -> Themese -> Face selected (color and alpha) or Edge select i.imgur.com/lzhhmYH.png $\endgroup$
    – Sanbaldo
    Mar 14 '20 at 20:47

The option is settable in the Viewport Overlays.

  • $\begingroup$ Yes, I have edges, faces and center all turned on. $\endgroup$ Mar 15 '20 at 0:13

Toggle show Overlays to 'On'. You may have accidentally switched Overlays off.

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    $\begingroup$ Hi, thanks for your contribution :) Would you care to add to your answer? Images, supporting links (manual reference maybe) go long way. Thanks :) $\endgroup$
    – Timaroberts
    Oct 19 '20 at 16:13
  • $\begingroup$ The question states that they have enabled the overlays, so this doesn't seem to be the answer. $\endgroup$
    – Robert Gützkow
    Oct 19 '20 at 20:07

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