# Hide wireframe in edit mode

I am editing a very dense mesh. It looks great when viewed as solid faces, but it's just a black blob when viewed as wireframe because there are so many vertices.

When I switch to edit mode to select some vertices, the display goes to wireframe. Is there a way to hide unselected "wires" in edit mode, but keep the solid display of all faces, so that I can work on this dense mesh?

Sadly this is not possible, however you can approximate a result like this fairly easily.

First, go to File > User Preferences > Themes > 3D View and change the Wire color to the default grey. (Around Hex 6B6B6B)

This will make it less visible, but not invisible. You can make it so that selected edges are not shown as well by going to the N menu and finding the Mesh Display options.

Also see this question

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