When I hit ⌘ + D to duplicate an object the “smart” part seems to guess at which direction I want the duplicated object to go. Sometimes it goes to the right, sometimes to the left, sometimes below. I haven’t seen it go above, but I would bet that it does that too.
Would it be possible to introduce and alternative shortcut that allows the user to choose the direction?
⌘ + D + → sends it to the right
⌘ + D + ← sends it to the left
⌘ + D + ↑ sends it above