Ok. To my knowledge (and I've checked the mozilla keyboard shortcut listings), CTRL + SHIFT + V performs 'paste as plain text' (some people call this paste special… (read more)
Ok. To my knowledge (and I've checked the mozilla keyboard shortcut listings), CTRL + SHIFT + V performs 'paste as plain text' (some people call this paste special). A really excellent option, if, for example, you're copying from MS word etc and don't want any extraneous crap coming with the text :)
This has definitely worked for me in previous versions of firefox.
However, using FF 33.1, CTRL + SHIFT + V does not currently work (it does nothing). Nothing is pasted.
CTRL + V works fine.
Interestingly, SHIFT + right mouse click paste works too (I suppose it's possible that the SHIFT keystroke is ignored though).
I've checked but there doesn't seem to be a paste special option in the edit menu, just as an alternative.
I am aware of a documented conflict (could just be historical) between the adblock plus sidebar keyboard shortcut and this 'paste as plain text' option in FF.
I've checked in about:config and the relevant preference "extensions.adblockplus.sidebar_key" is set to "Accel Shift U", so no apparent conflict there.
I have of course checked this operation in safe mode and have replicated the problem.
windows 7 64bit home premium (with all patches, etc)
It would be reassuring if someone could at least replicate this issue (or tell me what I'm doing wrong :) ).