Mac OS X

Maestro Monday: Paste as Plain Text

This week’s Maestro Monday macro is an extremely simple one, but one that is a huge time save. At least for me.

Many Mac apps have a command “Paste and Match Style” or “Paste as Text” while many others don’t, or if they do they keyboard shortcuts are different. I paste as plain text a lot. So I have a Keyboard Maestro macro assigned to take care of it, and I assigned the macro to the <Command>-<Option>-<V> key combination.

It’s a very simple macro but one I find is a huge time saver.

Screenshot of the Paste as Plain text macroThe macro is triggered only by the key combination and used the Keyboard Maestro variable %CurrentClipboard% to get the current contents and the set them right back as plain text.