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Setting Paste and Match Style as default

One of the most annoying things about Mail.app application in Leopard is its paste with formatting feature. Some might find this useful, but I ended up with emails that looked like this!

Sample Mail

That’s surely unprofessional by any standard.

There’s already a simple fix for this however. You can just press Command + Option + Shift + V. Try that. Seriously. Try and press all that 4 buttons together. I don’t think anyone would want to repeat that command stroke every single time.

In order to set “Paste and Match Sytle” as the default paste command, just complete the following instructions:

  1. Launch System Preferences.
  2. Select Keyboard & Mouse.
    System Preferences - Keyboard & Mouse
  3. Select the Keyboard Shortcuts tab. Scroll down and select All Applications.
    Keyboard Shortcuts Tab
  4. Click on the small + box at the bottom left of the window.
  5. Fill up the dialog with the following details:
    Application: All Applications (Or the name of the application)
    Menu Title: Paste and Match Style
    Keyboard Shortcut: ⌘V (Command + V)
    Paste and Match Style Dialog

There you have it. Perfectly formatted pasted information in your mail (or any other applications that comes with the feature) all the time.

Standard

37 thoughts on “Setting Paste and Match Style as default

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  2. If someone needs to do it via a script or ARD:

    defaults write .GlobalPreferences -dict-add NSUserKeyEquivalents “Paste and Match Style” -string “@v”

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  24. For this purposes (and many more) I use PTHPasteboard. I can use their filters (remove formatting, unwrap lines, capitalize sentence or all text, sort lines, decode HTML entities, etc.) or create my own filters and assign shortcuts for pasting result. There’s also optional window for the last 100 clipboards which I can use with or without those filters. And even clipboard sharing between two or more Macs.

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