Strip styling and formatting from text before pasting on macOS.

When copy pasting text from one app to another, macOS 'helps' you by copying the text plus all its formatting. How can you paste JUST THE PLAIN TEXT in the other app?

CMD + C copies text plus styling and formatting to the clipboard. To strip all text styling and formatting before pasting clipboard text on macOS, press this key-combination:


Now the pasted text matches the current style

Written by Loek van den Ouweland on 2021-08-18. Questions regarding this artice? You can send them to the address below.