Paste and Match Style by Default on macOS

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Copying & pasting between applications can be a frustrating experience when un-desired formatting is included.

macOS provides paste and match style to paste without formatting.

To set as the default system behavior:

  • Open System Preferences
  • Choose Keyboard
  • Choose Shortcuts tab (top)
  • Choose App Shortcuts (left)
  • Press button with plus symbol (bottom)
    • Application: All Applications
    • Menu Title: Paste and Match Style
    • Keyboard Shortcut: ⌘V (Press Command + V)
  • Press Add