I would like to see ALT+Drag to copy/duplicate for layers in the timeline and assets in the project panel. Its a standard function for the rest of the adobe suite and for some reason its missing from AE. There's not even an alternate function, its just missing. I understand holding alt and dragging selected key frames in the timeline does temporal stretch. so I see why it might be harder to implement for key frames without upsetting current functions. But, this seems to be a missing feature that would be widely appreciated for those of us that use the wider adobe tool set.
Warren Heaton commented
If I had $5 bucks for every time I've clicked and dragged with the option key in AE after just having come back from Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Premiere Pro I could buy a few shares of Adobe stock.
Yinon Estikangi commented
Lena Green commented
"keeping ALT+Drag behavior consistent in this case would be a simple way to help prevent a lot of soiled underwear" - THE TEA~
But yes please add this!
Thomas Witte commented
One big reason this is a good idea is that if you have ALT+Drag=Duplicate muscle memory and you're working quickly in AE, it gets pretty alarming when you start moving layers all over the place & screwing up your comp instead of duplicating them like you expect to do. I think keeping ALT+Drag behavior consistent in this case would be a simple way to help prevent a lot of soiled underwear.
Michael Ricca commented
Ctrl+D is the Duplicate command, but as the rest of the adobe suite also uses Alt+Drag to duplicate it becomes part of the work flow and should be implemented in AE.
Marko Ivezic commented
Michael Foran commented
It should be standard behavior in the Composition Window for ALT+Drag = Duplicate.