Over at Lifehacker there's a tip on creating a hotkey that pastes plain text into Microsoft Word. But it involves creating a macro, which to me seems overcomplicated, and it obviously limits you to Word-based pasting. What if you want to paste plain text somewhere else, like into a blog tool?
See, if you've ever tried to copy text from a Web page and paste it into a Word document, blog tool, Web form, or the like, you've probably encountered the extremely annoying -- and potentially disruptive -- HTML code that comes with it.
- Click Edit, Copy as Plain Text.
- Right-click the selection and choose Copy as Plain Text.
- Press Ctrl-Shift-C.
This is one of those must-have Firefox add-ons. I just wish there was some way to combine it with another beloved favorite: Auto Copy.