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Is there a shortcut for Paste as Plain Text in Chrome and Confluence?

Chrome in Windows has Paste: Control + V  and Paste as Plain Text: Control + Shift + V.

It worked everywhere but Confluence.

Why? Is there another shortcut to it?


4 answers

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James Dellow Community Leader Dec 15, 2016

Yes, the rich text editor in Confluence doesn't appear to support the Control + Shift + V command.

If you are just copying and pasting other web content in Chrome to Confluence, you could try installing an add-on from the Chrome Web Store to help strip the formatting?

BTW have you considered raising this issue as a feature/bug request?

Thanks @James Dellow.. I'll try with Chrome extension

; )

Which extension is meant here?

This appears to be supported now.

On mac/windows: Command/Control -> Shift -> V to paste plain text without formatting.

For me on Chrome still does not work even though I can plain-paste via context menu

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Unfortunately Confluence overrides Cmd-Shift-V / Ctrl-Shift-V as a shortcut for 'Paste Row Before' within tables. 

I've created a bookmarklet you can use to override this behavior:

javascript:delete tinyMCE.editors[0].shortcuts["ctrl,,shift,86"]

To use it open the Bookmark Manager in Chrome and choose 'Add New Bookmark'.  In the URL section copy and paste the above. It should look like this:


Next time you're in the Confluence editor click the bookmark first (it won't be obvious anything has happened), then use Cmd+Shift+V and it should work as normal. 

In Firefox, this goes to a new page with just "true" on it.  Do you know a way to make this bookmarklet execute on the current page in Firefox?

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