In the picture you can see that the last vertex selected on the edge loop is somewhat separated by a color change from the rest of the selection. What does this mean?

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  • $\begingroup$ The fade from orange to black along an edge means that the edge in question is connected to the selected vertex, even if the edge itself is not selected. The situation in your screenshot is caused by two vertices in the same place. These are called doubles and can be automatically merged via W > Specials > Remove Doubles. $\endgroup$
    – gandalf3
    Dec 15, 2015 at 7:19
  • $\begingroup$ Somewhere there was an option to adjust this fade. In themes? Or somewhere else? $\endgroup$
    – blenduser
    Sep 28, 2023 at 23:29
  • $\begingroup$ Hi, @blenduser, it would be in Themes > 3D View.. but I haven't been able to find a setting that alters the fade. The colour is set by 'Edge Select'. SE sites have a structure: a question followed by ranked answers, no.. supplementary questions can't be asked in the answer section. If your question is sufficiently distinct, ask it in its own right. You could chase this one down.. but personally, I don't believe you can adjust this aspect of the display.. sorry.. $\endgroup$
    – Robin Betts
    Oct 1, 2023 at 16:41

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There are actually two vertices in the exact same position there, which can be seen as you noted by the differences in edge shading.

I would box select where the manipulator (the blue, green, red arrows) are and either hit alt-m to merge or hit W > Remove doubles.

  • $\begingroup$ ah too slow, gandalf3 beat me to it. $\endgroup$
    – Tim Bahrij
    Dec 15, 2015 at 7:22

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