When I copy an element with Cmd+C / Cmd+V, it keeps the same name in the layer panel.

When I copy an element by holding down the alt key and dragging it somewhere, 'copy' gets added to the layername which clutters the layer panel.

Is it posible to give alt+drag the same naming behaviour as Cmd+C / Cmd+V?

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It is possible.

Please go to Sketch > Preferences(CMD+,) > Layers, uncheck "Rename duplicated layers."

Sketch will no longer rename the duplicated layers when you alt+drag them.

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