Latecomer

resolved Why does pasting default to rich text?

Recommended Posts

I've recently been using pasting to work around some keyboard issues, and when using this site I've found it quite inconvenient that every single time I do so, I have to click "paste as plain text" instead or have my message from there on ruined. I'm not even sure what rich text is or does, but it really complicates typing. 

  • Brohoof 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste and you'll get plain text.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Badges

Rich Text is like plain text, but contains values for special characters and fonts. Not sure why that would complicate things though. Can you be more specific as to what it does to your text?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rich text should mean that it preserves all the formatting, fonts, and links that were in the original. That's kinda been the standard on the internet for a long time for forums like this one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

10 hours ago, Pentium100 said:

Just use Ctrl+Shift+V to paste and you'll get plain text.

thanks for the tip.

7 hours ago, Fhaolan said:

Rich text should mean that it preserves all the formatting, fonts, and links that were in the original. That's kinda been the standard on the internet for a long time for forums like this one.

Ah - hearing this helped me figure out the problem. I must have been using text from a white-on-black site, which came out as white here. 

  • Laugh 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Now that this question has been answered, I will be closing this thread.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.