I am curious about best practices for visualizing additional actions in breadrumbs.

Details: the user should be able to copy the IDs of the elements from the breadcrumbs.

Is it a good way to add such a solution as in the screenshot? Or is it better to avoid this?

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  • Do you still have the navigation function as well? I feel like users would be confused if they are trying to use breadcrumbs in the standard way (navigation) and end up only having the option to copy
    – Gene
    Commented Sep 7, 2022 at 16:29

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Breadcrumb Dropdowns

There are many examples on the internet like the one in the this page menu. The difference with the example in the question is that they are used for navigation, the primary function of a breadcrumb, not for an action like copying an element (At least I haven't seen it, Google: breadcrumb dropdown).

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Image source processwire.com

However, I think the action can be implemented within the breadcrumb item, I would try making it clear that it is something separate from the navigation >

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