Clipboard cleared when CTRL+drag item to copy

When I copy an item to the clipboard, then CTRL+drag and item. The clipboard is overwritten with the item that was dragged to copy. This is not modern behavior for applications. The dragged item should simply copy and not overwrite the item in the clipboard.

I am requesting this behavior be updated to current programming practices. Similar to the way Captivate performs this operation correctly.

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allen nation

The item should not be copied to the clipboard. The correct behavior is to leave the clipboard untouched. If the user wants an item on the clipboard they will perform the copy/cut action manually.

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Items are duplicated when holding Control and dragging the item. This also copies the item to the clipboard. We've added this approach as a way to quickly duplicate objects without using as many mouse clicks.


Below is an example of correct behavior in a Word document.








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Ren Gomez

Hi Allen,

It looks like you replied by email to the discussion, which didn't bring over the attachment mentioned! Feel free to respond in the discussion and use the Add Attachment button in the response.

Also, your contact information came through as well. This Peek video will show you how to edit it out if you’d like!