The Ability to paste an object precisely where we want it to be in the layers panel
This feature, in particular, will be very time-saving cos I often find myself dragging the pasted object a good distance in the layers panel so that it is where I exactly want it to be.
Currently pasting works such that when we try to paste an object, it gets pasted at the very top of the highlighted/targetted layer. We know that Illustrator already differentiates between "targetting" and "selecting" an object or layer, so that's great. But I'd like to make use of that so as to be more productive and save a lot of time for myself.
I've attached an image if I wasn't clear enough by what's a "selected" layer and what's a "targetted" one. In the pic, the left one is a targetted layer with nothing selected. The right one is a layer that's all selected (It's also targetted cos you can't avoid it. Since we can't select anything from any layer without targetting the layer)
Request: When we try to paste an object, I'd like the ability to highlight/target an Object within a layer, so that the new object gets pasted below the targetted object, instead of at the extreme top of the layer which gets kinda annoying at times.
Similar flexibility should be given to groups. If we're trying to paste an object after targeting a clip group (or any type of a group), it should automatically get pasted within the targetted group.
Egor Chistyakov commented
An interesting idea, I like that.
I often isolate an element and paste it when in isolation to put it where I want it to be. It’s assigned to a hotkey, so it’s quite fast. Your solution might be even simpler for those who use mouse/stylus a lot more.