Pasting in front (ctrl+f) places objects outside of the sublayer I am working in.
When I am working in a document I quite often copy and use ctrl+f to paste a duplicate in the same location so that I can just slide it sideways, negating the need for me to locate the object using both X and Y. In one of the recent updates this function has broken somewhat. It has been a nuisance for a while that it tries to paste in the layer it was copied from, but now it does the complete opposite, even when I am in a layer it always pastes outside, unless I select the layer between every pasting operation, to my annoyance.
After some fooling around it seems like this is yet another problem that arises when you use any layer hierarchy that isn't completely flat, I couldn't reproduce the bug when using layers at the "root" of the document.
Why is Illustrator so bad at handling layers in layers? I create fonts using illustrator and my 6000-layer documents would become a complex mess without multi-level layer hierarchies.
To reiterate; when I am in a layer in a layer, select one or more objects, copy and paste using ctrl+f the pasted objects are placed outside of the layer I am working in, one layer up the layer hierarchy.
Somon, do you still have this issue?
If yes, then it looks like you have Paste Remembers Layers option enabled. Please try to check if it’s off for you, in Layers panel’s flyout menu.
If it is disabled, but the behavior is still the same, please comment back.