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Feature request: Copy and Paste actions in context menu / menu

1. Describe the problem your experiencing and how your idea helps solve this

A newbie I was helping to onboard recently noticed that there are not “copy” and “paste” actions available by right clicking or using the Edit menu. There’re all kinds of extra copy actions e.g. “copy as PNG” but not an option that merely copies the selected layer(s).

Since they didn’t see a “copy” option, they chose the next-best “copy properties”—not knowing what “properties” were—which seemed to do absolutely nothing when they pasted.

2. Add as much context as possible (screenshots, Figma files, mockups, etc.)

Pretty straightforward, I’d think. You can’t copy other than with the keyboard shortcut. :man_shrugging:

*3. Ask questions to bring the community into the conversation *
(e.g. Does anyone else experience this? Is anyone using a plugin or workaround to help solve this?, etc. )

We should have copy and paste options in the menu, right?

Just wanted to piggy back on this request with another use case. Yesterday, you added plain “Copy” and “Paste” object shortcuts in FigJam, which is awesome for mobile browsers. Items can be copied and pasted without the need for shortcut keys.

It’s weird to have that in the context menus of FigJam but not Figma. Making that consistent would greatly improve the experience on mobile browsers! =)

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