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Option-drag a locked layer results in duplicating it

1. Describe the bug/issue you’re running into?
Option-drag a locked layer results in duplicating the locked layer.

2. Are you able to consistently reproduce it? If so what are the steps?
Yes. Any locked layer.

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?
Desktop app.

5. What OS/version and/or browser/version are you using?
MacOS 11.2.3

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I can replicate this in Figma as well. Do you think it’s a bug? In my opinion it can be a nice feature. You are not modifying the original node so the “locked” condition isn’t broken.

imo it’s a bug if one of the users is trying to replicate a post-it note they were actively playing with, and by mistake end up duplicating a locked background layer, which in turn covers the exercise/board for the entire team.

If something’s locked, no action from it should be possible.
This is the case in Figma itself, where if you lock a layer, all actions (editing/destroying/duplicating) are disabled.

Because of this inconsistency between the two environments, the FigJam locked behavior feels like a bug.

Oh, I think I see root issue: in Figma you can’t directly select a locked layer, so you can’t duplicate it easily. But in FigJam it’s possible to select a locked layer. All other actions for locked objects are the same in both tools.

+1 for this issue.

This ‘feature’ is so frustrating.
It’s an undesirable action/outcome that produces mostly unintended actions, as background ‘frames/artboards’ are duplicated when attempting to duplicate non-locked element

Locked items should be locked; no ability to duplicate, move, …

(Option + Drag would ideally be used for targeted Selecting — i.e. only select elements which fell entirely within the dragged area.)

I’d say it also suggest a need for formal ‘frames’/artboards.