I often have to duplicate a node frame with all nodes within it. However when I just select the node frame and press Shift+D it only duplicates the node frame but not the nodes contained within it. Of course I could manually select all the nodes, but especially with large node setups this quickly becomes quite tedious.

Is there an operation or hotkey that does what I want?

  • $\begingroup$ hi can u kindly mark this thread as resolved? $\endgroup$ Jul 10 at 14:21
  • $\begingroup$ Doesn't accepting an answer resolve it automatically? @HarryMcKenzie $\endgroup$ Jul 11 at 13:15
  • $\begingroup$ yeah the green check mark does. thanks for closing :) $\endgroup$ Jul 11 at 13:42
  • $\begingroup$ By the way the ] shortcut doesn't work for me. I use a non-english keyboard, could it be related to that? @HarryMcKenzie $\endgroup$ Jul 11 at 15:20
  • $\begingroup$ when u open notepad and type ] does it really type that character? if yes then maybe try changing the shortcut in the preferences to something else. $\endgroup$ Jul 11 at 15:22

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Select the Layout Frame containing the nodes you want to copy and go to menu Select -> Select frame's members (children) or press the shortcut key ] (close square bracket) to select the nodes in it or you can double press ]] to select everything including child Layout Frames and their children nodes. Then press Shift+D to copy selection.

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    $\begingroup$ ...you never stop learning ;-) $\endgroup$ Jun 15 at 12:37
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    $\begingroup$ yeah i just discovered it when i was about to give up, after searching for a python solution XD $\endgroup$ Jun 15 at 12:39
  • $\begingroup$ Select frame's member only seems to select it's immediate children. Is there something like "Select all frame's member"? $\endgroup$ Jun 15 at 13:31
  • $\begingroup$ i assume you have frames within frames? select the frame and double tap key ] to select everything including child frames with their nodes $\endgroup$ Jun 15 at 13:39

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