How can I restore the 2.79 look of wireframe bones while in Pose and Edit mode? I want these bones to actually show as wireframes, and not semi-transparent/semi-opaque.

Here is a comparison of some random bones in 2.79b and in 2.9. All views are taken in Wireframe Mode.

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While I prefer the older visuals, my primary concern is that the new 'wireframe' bones obstruct the eyedropper tool. In 2.79b I can select objects through/behind a wireframe bone, but I can't select anything through the 2.9 opaque wireframe bones.

  • $\begingroup$ I haven't found a way to revert that behavior, but would it work for you to change the armature's Display Settings from Octahedral to either Wire or Stick? $\endgroup$
    – barthisius
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 6:26
  • $\begingroup$ I guess you need to suggest that to Right Click Select $\endgroup$
    – moonboots
    Commented Sep 16, 2020 at 7:57

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You can find it in Object > Viewport Display > Display As Wire.


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