OSX: Never Paste with Style

Written by Mark Sanborn: May 3, 2015

I never want to copy a chunk of text and then later paste that text with all of its styles and formatting. I personally found that I have no purpose for this. My styles are never aligned with the same styles that I am copying from.

Unfortunately, this is the default copy/paste behavior of OSX.

Lets change that:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Select Keyboard
  • Select tab Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Select Application Shortcuts from the left list box
  • Click + below right list box
  • Select All Applications for Application input box
  • Type Paste and Match Style into the Menu Title input box
  • In the Keyboard Shortcut input box, type command-v
  • Click add

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