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Authored by: dmmorse on Dec 16, '05 08:37:46AM
Here's a link to a little program I ran across some time ago for pasting plain text:

PlainTextPaste

It installs a menu option in the edit menu for all cocoa apps. It is a beta, but it's never given me any problems. Cheers!

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A simple solution...
Authored by: rgl7194 on Dec 16, '05 10:10:46AM

I use PlainTextPaste as well, and have never had any issues with it. I'm currently running 10.3.9.



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PlaintextPaste
Authored by: Deut3221 on Dec 16, '05 12:49:01PM

PlaintextPaste: now there's a 10 start Pick of the Week!



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PlaintextPaste doesn't work under 10.5?
Authored by: johnsawyercjs on Feb 07, '09 05:11:04AM

PlaintextPaste doesn't appear to work under OS 10.5/Leopard--its SparkPlug prefpane doesn't appear in System Preferences after you install PlaintextPaste, nor do its additional paste commands appear in Cocoa application Edit menus.

I wondered if the SparkPlug prefpane might be related to the Spark hotkey utility, but it's not--Spark is an app, and SparkPlug is a mysterious System Preferences prefpane which the PlaintextPaste docs, installer, etc. only mention as if it's supposed to be there automatically. It doesn't appear in software download sites like MacUpdate, etc. as a separate utility.

Looks like Plain Clip is the utility to use now. I wanted to try its companion, Plain Clip Plug, in Spark, since Plain Clip Plug is supposed to be able to strip the clipboard and paste the result all with one command/macro key, but as I mention in a comment above, I couldn't get Spark to work, so I don't know if Plain Clip Plug really does paste text. I assume it would for some people who can get Spark to work, at least with some apps and under some versions of OS X.



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