July 27, 2007

Paste without formatting from Firefox

Filed under: Firefox, Productivity — kenjun @ 9:19 am

Ever copied something from Firefox then pasted into Word or Gmail only to find formatting has been preserved?

One solution is to paste into a text editor and then into Word or Gmail which is clumsy and awkward but now here’s a great solution using the “Copy Plain Text” addon…



  1. Great, thanks for the info. Google search led to your post.

    Comment by Ludovic Kuty — August 28, 2008 @ 2:05 pm

  2. u can do it faster by copying any text into URL adress bar and then cutting it out from there.

    The hotkeys would be:
    ctr+c (any formatted text)
    ctr+l (jumping into url bar)
    ctr+a (mark all)
    … and there u are with not formatted text in ur clipboard

    Comment by alex — August 14, 2010 @ 2:55 pm

    • The url address bar will remove newline characters, so this has limited use.

      Comment by steve88 — January 3, 2012 @ 3:55 pm

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