Always paste without formatting on macOS
When copying and pasting on a Mac, most applications will retain the formatting of whatever you copied. Use this trick to paste unformatted text.
When copying and pasting on a Mac, most applications will retain the formatting of whatever you copied. If that bugs you as much as it bugs me, try this trick to switch up the default to pasting unformatted text. Or more accurately, having the pasted text ignore its own formatting and match the text where it's pasted.
- Open the
- Go to
Keyboard > Shortcuts.
- Click on
- Add a new shortcut.
All Applicationsfor the Application, and type
Paste and Match Style. Enter
⌘Vfor the Keyboard Shortcut. Click
Next time you copy/paste, the copied text will fit in with the style of wherever it's pasted. Cool.