PhotoShop CC 20.00 OSX Duplicate group not in place

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When duplicating a group (Cmd + J), the duplicate group is not in place, but rather placed randomly. This problem does not occur when duplicating a single layer.
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Kirk

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Cristen Gillespie

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This isn't happening to me on Mac High Sierra. I duplicate a group and it's placed above it. Could you provide more details about what you're using and maybe a screenshot of where it gets randomly placed? The only way I can make it get placed somewhere else in the Layers panel is to have a layer targeted and press Cmd-J at the same time as I target the group so rapidly that Cmd beats the targeting. That's not a likely scenario, though.
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Hi Cristen, I just tested out another scenario. It only seems to happen when multiple artboards are in use. I can duplicate a group on artboard 2 and it is placed on artboard 1. Or if I duplicate a group on artboard 1it is placed randomly within artboard 1 and not in place.

I'm on OSX High Sierra and using PhotoShop CC 20.00 Release
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Tomasz Bachor

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I have the same issue with duplicating layers. If you want duplicate the same layer by the shortcut CMD + J or right click on layers "Duplicate" it will moved it out of the artboards somewhere else. You can duplicate only by dragging with option key or draging layers with option key but it isn;t comfortable. I attached the video. OS X Sierra Mac Pro 5.1


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hDxJOOxQ9U
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Cristen Gillespie

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I don't often use artboards in Photoshop—I think I'm simply too used to the in AI, and have too little need for them in PS, to get comfortable with them except for a couple of types of projects that I don't do often. When I set it up with groups on multiple artboards, I see what you all are seeing. From Artboard 1, it lands up and to the left. From Artboard 2, it might easily wind up on artboard 1, and even further left. It's very odd, and certainly not what I'd expect. So yeah—a bug. It can't be what anyone intended.

And thanks for the video. It made this very clear.
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Tomasz Bachor

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For me artboards in photoshop is for now is a key feature and game changing how I'm working. I use it in every project I'm working on. So Adobe please fix it and guys could you share it to make this topic more visible. Thanks !
PS. I get back to use the old one version :)
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Happens to me with artboards as well... completely breaks the usefulness of having relative positions transferred between artboards when duplicating layers to different layouts. Really, it breaks the usefulness of artboards in general...
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Same issue here, making life very difficult. Photoshop CC 20.0, macOS Mojave

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