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How do you copy and past in the same place from one frame to another

This has been absolutely driving me insane! I just started using figma two months ago from several years in sketch. I cant seem to find a consistent answer to how you copy and paste elements from one frame to another in the same location. Currently when pasting the items tend to sit in the middle of the frame by default, but not always depending how zoomed in you are or just wherever it feels like it it seems. Why is the result of this very basic action so varied and unpredictable ?

I’ve seen the solution of selecting the frame before pasting, sometimes it works mostly does not. Paste in place doesn’t seem to exist either. This is super frustrating and slows down my workflow a ton.

Can someone please help explain to me how you take an icon from Frame A and paste it over into Frame B in the exact location as it was in frame A???


I have the same problem. It’s super inconsistent, or I simply don’t understand it.

I’ve read it pasted into the relative position of the previous Parent Frame. However, it still pastes into a random position for me.

It would be so nice to be able to understand this behavior.