Transforms not showing source objects during command?

i always thought that during the copy/move/rotate the source object would still show.

for some reason mine disappear. i can still snap to them, dynamic highlight, etc.

I just drew a circle and dragged it.
The original circle position was faded out gray but it was still there.
Have you been messing with display colors?
By chance did you change the background color?

Try this:
Rhinoceros > Preferences > Colors > Restore Defaults

ahh, that was it, i accidentally had my background and locked objects the same.