I know this doesn't directly answer your question, but Ctrl+V (Windows) or Cmd+V (Mac) immediately followed by [ will get you what you need. That open-square-bracket keystroke will move the selected layers' start points to the current time indicator. (Likewise, close-square-bracket will move the selected layers' end points to the CTI.)
on Aug 1, 2017 at 3:42:20 pm Last Edited By Roei Tzoref on Aug 1, 2017 at 3:44:50 pm
[Peter Jones]"For some reason my latest update 126.96.36.199 doesn't paste layer at playhead
this is the normal behavior. a layer is always pasted on the same place in time you copied it from, no matter where the playhead is. if you want "paste in place", use the shortcut Ctrl+Alt+V on Windows. or alternatively use the method walter suggested, or simply drag the layer holding Shift key to snap it to the playhead.
[Peter Jones]"When I create a new null object or colour solid it pastes correctly at the playhead time.
this is a different thing. creating new layers is controlled by the preference "create new layers at composition start time" which default to ON.
[Peter Jones]"Also dragging still media on to the composition places the layer at a random time! Whereas overlaying or Inserting media footage places it at the correct Playhead!"
this too is related the the feature "create new layers at composition start time" and not related to copy pasting.