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When I work in edit mode and wireframe I have difficulty to visualize the loops of the object. How can I change the background color of the viewport or the color of the wires? Thanks, Dov

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    $\begingroup$ You can change all the colors in the user preferences. Go to the file menu, then user preferences. In the "themes" tab, you'll find several presets and a way to customize each part of the UI $\endgroup$ – lemon Feb 25 '17 at 15:45
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You can change the background color by going to: User Preferences > Theme > 3D View > Theme Background Color > Gradient High/Off

Note: CTRL + ALT + U opens user preferences immediately.

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You can also change the color of the wire by using Wire and Wire Edit in the same menu.

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To change the background color in script you can do something like that:

bpy.context.user_preferences.themes[0].view_3d.space.gradients.high_gradient = new_color
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    $\begingroup$ for 2.8 it would be.. bpy.context.preferences.themes[0].view_3d.space.gradients.high_gradient = new_color $\endgroup$ – sreenivas Mar 24 at 17:14

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