All I could find so far on this site are posts with that exact question, but for Photoshop.

The only way I see currently is to copy and paste the x/y coordinates in a temporary text file, then cut and paste into (or move to) the new layer, and then reapply the coordinates again. An ugly workaround, in my opinion. Is there a better way?

(Inkscape v0.92)

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    Try Edit > Paste in Place, or the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+V
    – Billy Kerr
    Apr 25, 2020 at 15:46
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    @BillyKerr Please make it an answer, so that you can get the tick! Apr 25, 2020 at 21:18
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    @MartinZaske I've used Paste in Place to move an object to a new layer. It's a very useful command to help organise a complex image.
    – z3z
    Apr 26, 2020 at 10:45
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    It's not that uncommon. Don't make me look so weird! (^^ ) Sometimes you want to organize the objects in your document. For instance, moving to another layer helps to clarify if you are confused about the many objects sitting on top of each other (z-index). You can quickly hide and show layers with that eye icon. Apr 26, 2020 at 13:46
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    What about right-click : Move to layer, @z3z ?
    – Moini
    Apr 26, 2020 at 18:03


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