Here is how to change the setting that allows you to highlighting objects prior to selection. This feature is useful so that you can visibly see what you are about to select prior to actually selecting them.
OPTIONS <enter> or OP <enter>
Make the “Selection” tab current
To turn this feature on, make sure that the check marks are checked under the “Selection Preview” area of the “Selection” tab (orange area shown below)
In the “Visual Effect Settings” dialog, you can define how the pre-highlighting is displayed: 1) Dashed lines, 2) Bold, 3) Both (the default = both)
The Advanced options button will display a little dialog box that shows what items are excluded from being pre-highlighted
Shown below – hovering the cursor over objects with pre-selection highlighting turned OFF
Shown below – hovering the cursor over objects with pre-selection highlighting turned ON