Ungroup Smart object

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Hi there

I love smart objects.
I love them ALLOT!
I couldn't live without them.

But having to open them to take out the stuff inside them seems kinda oldschool.
I like i can open them to do a edit, so the click to edit should still be there.
What i feel is missing is > Right click to "ungroup" smart object.
This should bring the original layers back as before i made it to a smart object.

Also.. When i drag a smart object into the "create new layer" icon it should do the same as right click smart object and choose "New smart object via copy".

Thanks :)

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»What i feel is missing is > Right click to "ungroup" smart object.«
That seems hardly possible in all cases as a Smart Object may be another Color Mode than the containing document and certain Adjustment Layer will not transfer (and Blend Modes and settings may result in significantly different results).
Can’t find the thread currently, but I think this has been elaborated on before.