I'm afraid that the Confluence Editor does not allow us to 'shift paste' to add unformatted text as it's mapped to the "Paste Table Rows" function.
There is a Feature Request to change this functionailty: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONFSERVER-28229
As a workaround, you can disable Paste Table Row module so that it'll instead paste content as plaintext:
Disabling this Module will impact your ability to Paste Table Rows via keyboard shortcut, but the function will still work by clicking on the button on the toolbar.
If it's not something that we can disable, we'll need to paste the content into a plaintext editor and then copy/paste it from there.
Thanks for the information Shawn.
It seems this has been a bug since 2013 but nobody has bothered to fix it. That has to be a record.
I don't have administrator rights, so I can't use your suggested fix. Instead I'll paste it into a real editor and then copy the plain text, then paste it into the Confluence editor.
The keyboard-only solution I use for plain text pasting within a Confluence page is to first paste and cut via the Search bar (still annoying but slightly more productive than using the mouse):
(Replace Cmd with Ctrl for Windows)
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