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Replacing/Swapping components is stuck for me

Is there something wrong with replacing the components on figma or am i doing it wrong?

No matter what i do … there are some components which can never be replaced / swapped by other components

I am dragging component over the component i want to replace while holding CTRL and alt and releasing after i see the dotted outlines indicating that the component will be replaced. however 70% it fails and the item either get pushed next to the other one or they overlap on each other.

I had to install a plugin called component swapper something which is suprisingly got over 13k installs so i suppose that some other people are frustrated as i am.

Please help a fellow beginner here!

Really nice and active forum wow … even unofficial groups and reddit are more responsive than that