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Alt-drag connectors results in duplicate placed directly above original

1. Describe the bug/issue you’re running into?
When alt-dragging a connector (that is connected to 2 objects), a duplicate connector is created directly above the original connector–which makes it appear as though no action occurred.

2. Are you able to consistently reproduce it? If so what are the steps?
Yes, this behavior is reproducible:

  1. create a connector between 2 objects
  2. attempt to duplicate the connector by alt-dragging it
  3. expected behavior: new connector is created and follows the cursor
  4. actual behavior: new connector is created in exactly the same position as the original (pinned to the two objects)

3. Share a screenshot, recording, console log, link to the file, etc.

4. Is the issue only happening in desktop app or a specific browser , or both?
Behavior seen on macOS desktop app version 99.7

5. What OS/version and/or browser/version are you using?
macOS Big Sur 11.2.3

I realize that the duplicate connector is attached to the same vertices as the original connector–which results in them being positioned in exactly the same place.

I expected the duplicate connector to break free from the original connected objects and follow the cursor as I dragged.

I can duplicate a connector with 1 (or none) of its ends pinned to an object… though I did expect the connector (with 1 side pinned) to break free and follow the cursor.