Paste text on Mac without preserving formatting (source style)


It often happens that when copying some information from the browser to any application on macOS, not only the source text that we want to operate is inserted, but also the formatting style. This is wildly annoying, because it is necessary to take additional measures to fit the data to a single view.

In this article we will tell you how using the usual combination Command (⌘) + V receive text immediately in the standard format used in the current application.

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How to paste text on Mac without preserving formatting (source style)

In fact, there is a keyboard shortcut that allows you to paste text without preserving the formatting style – Command (⌘) + ⌥ Option (Alt) + Shift (⇧) + V… It is not difficult to remember such a combination, but it is extremely inconvenient to press it on the keyboard.

If you need to frequently copy and paste text without preserving formatting, then the easiest, of course, is to use a special application. More on that below.

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How to insert text without formatting using the PlainTextMenu utility

If you don’t want to bother with system settings, then there is a simple alternative in the face of a simple utility PlainTextMenu… It automatically removes everything unnecessary: ​​colors, fonts, styles, hyperlinks, underlines, images and other elements.

Utility settings are available from the menu bar.

How to insert text without formatting using the PlainTextMenu utility

The only drawback of the utility is that it is paid for (99 rubles).

Download PlainTextMenu for Mac (Mac App Store)

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