I've been learning and making some stuff on blender 2.79 for a few months now...

But, like 3 weeks ago, I don't know what happened, but when I was making a shirt in a base, it appeared a orange outline that doesn't go away.

When I select an object, and then I select another one, the first selected object, turns orange outline, and this is ruining everything for me...

Because even when I open blender without the project I was making, just with the cube, it is the same thing.

orange Outline/Selection

I've been looking like crazy for information about how to get rid of this, but the only info I got was about how to make it orange, not quit it.

I already saw that some people here had the same problem before, but I didn't saw nothing useful in the comments...

And I don't want to join all the objects together, because it's really difficult to separate them later, and this doesn't garantee that everything will get yellow outlined again, plus I'm making stuff for exporting.

Please help me with this problem, because I really need to get rid of this orange outline, and I'm tired of looking and asking everywhere without a solution...

I want to have everything normal (yellow outline) like it was before.

EDIT: I already uploaded the .blend file, I think...

EDIT 2: Here is a Zip that contains the .blend file, and has a text document with all the details about the problem, and also my social medias in case u want to tell me something about this problem in other site: ZIP: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1KRixb8iQlonkA5vCZfNnPzBd0gIZsMsV

EDIT 3: This is WORST that I thought!!!!!

I removed some new addons I installed recently, and nothing. Now I just uninstalled and reinstalled blender again, and the problem continues. I'M GOING CRAZY!!!! T_T

  • $\begingroup$ Hello and welcome :). Please, share your file, so others can take a closer look. Without that, it's just guessing. $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 8:09
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    $\begingroup$ @Jachym Michal, already uploaded the file, thanks for telling me ^^ $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 10:17
  • $\begingroup$ Hi. Please use take-a-screenshot.org for clearer screenshots. Thanks. $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 12:23
  • $\begingroup$ Hello :). In 2.82 it works as it should. Perhaps something got messed up in preferences. You can load factory preferences or update to a newer version :). $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 12:47
  • $\begingroup$ @Jachym Michal, I tried reseting the user preferences, but the problem continues. I can't update to 2.82 bc I don't have wifi, and can't go out to take a little on the library, I just have internet phone with no hotspot. $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 18:50

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Yellow/orange outline just means that the object(s) are selected. So, do you mean you just want to DESELECT the object(s)? If yes, then you can go to menu Select > (De)select All or shortcut A (toggle Select/Deselect All).

BTW, why do you learn version 2.79? The keymap is using RIGHT click for selecting object, and doesn't go away with left click on empty space. This will confuse you if you are not familiar with it. And the problem that you asked this is you skipped the basic of Navigation in Blender. So I recommend you to use version 2.8x with the LEFT click for selection, and it's more intuitive for new users coming from other programs.

This is manual for selection in 2.8x : Selecting Manual

  • $\begingroup$ I already know all that. The problem is that is not normal that first the outline was yellow/orange, and now, it is dark orange, and doesn't let me progress. $\endgroup$ Mar 30, 2020 at 7:10

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