Drag-n-drop across documents to locked layer warning
Please see the animation.
I have two documents, one with current layer is locked.
When I try to drag my artwork from other document (in this locked layer, about which I very often don't remember), AI should have said something about 'You are attempting to paste or drag into one or more layers that are locked or hidden. Do you want to unlock and show all approriate layers?'...
But in my case it does not.
I remember seeing it from time to time, but often it stops appearing.
I have nothing as result, no warning, no message, nothing.
And it's even worse — when artwork is quite complex, AI TRIES to drag it, PC spins it's gears, it takes time, it changes cursor to sandwatch, and then — nothing.
And yes, I remember I said this earlier somewhere, but please, make some modal key to maintain coordinates while dragging from one document to other. Dragging is faster than 'Copy+Paste in front', but it's never is done in place. Please, fix this.
Please, fix everything.
Egor Chistyakov commented
When dragging artwork between open documents, you can have layer being locked in destination and AI says nothing about it.
In fact, it offers to unlock it once after launch and then seem to never propose that again (I still don't get it).
What bugs me — is that when you drag complex art, with a lot of effects, AI TRIES to copy it, hangs, spins, calculates — and then does nothing.
I would like AI to
1. Show warning BEFORE copying art and discover the destination layer is locked
2. Show this warning always and not once, as now