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"Paste over selection" hotkey is not working?

Hi, I think the hotkey for “Paste over selection” is not working, I know It’s recently changed to “Cmd+Opt+Shift+V” right? Does anyone else experience this?


Same here. I was heavily relying on “Paste over selection” feature and now it’s frustrating with the new hotkey (and even the one isn’t working).

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Oh i just made the same report…

Same here :sob:
It work with the menu on right clic Paste here but it’s not so fast

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The same story. I do not understand why they changed the shortcut to new which is very difficult to do with one hand + it’s destroying the previous user experience. In browser still working the old one.

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God this is annoying. Please give us old shortcut back :slight_smile:


Agree with it. This shortcut requires too many fingers -_-


This is so annoying, now I need two hands to copy paste normally! Please return this to how it was!

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I’m crying

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Hey All, thanks for flagging this to us! You can submit a bug report to our support team directly here:

  1. Describe the problem your experiencing and how your idea helps solve this
    pasting over selection is now very difficult

  2. Add as much context as possible (screenshots, Figma files, mockups, etc.)
    Ctrl+Shift+V is not working any more

  3. Ask questions to bring the community into the conversation
    Why it became Ctrl+Shift+ALT+V

Hey, everyone! Thank you so much for your feedback on this.

We have updated some of the shortcuts:

  • ⌘⇧V or Shift+Ctrl+V should now Paste And Match Style as it did before
  • ⌘⇧V or Shift+Ctrl+V should now Paste Over Selection as it did before
  • the new feature Paste To Replace is now under ⌘⌥⇧V or Shift+Ctrl+Alt+V
  • we’ve also simplified Distribute Horizontal Spacing to Alt+Shift+H and Distribute Vertical Spacing to Alt+Shift+V (on Windows – no change on Macs)

Please let me know if you have any more feedback or suggestions!


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