When I split screen in two and switch Edit/Object mode, they both change.
How to change just one?

The intention here is:

  • use one to modelling with numkey view with transparent wireframe
  • and the other to see the progress in perspective, with solid mesh

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Switching to Edit mode per-viewport isn't currently possible in Blender.

According to this rightclickselect.com request this probably won't be implemented in the near future, since it's "fundamentally incompatible with the way Blender handles objects".

(I'd like make this a more 'proper' answer with gifs and lists, but in this case....)

Edit: Thank you @Lemon for your gif services

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