I’m all the time needing to paste text sans formatting. I’ve been using tricks like pasting into the browser’s search box and then copying and pasting that, or pasting into Notepad to clear the formatting.

Turns out you can use Control-Shift-V to paste text without formatting. I probably should have known that a long time ago, but better late than never.

Discovered (where else?) in a Cracked article. Their motto should be “Cracked – It’s like Wikipedia, but with even more penis jokes.”

One Response to Control-Shift-V

  1. Mike S says:

    This would have been nice to know a long time ago – I’ve been using an app called PureText to un-format text while pasting.