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Gmail Paste Formatting in Chrome

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

Tuesday, May 3, 2011
7 years ago5,981 views

When I paste some text copied from a Gmail message into a new one, there's a thin grey frame around it.


i.imgur.com/velBw.png



I get this only in Chrome Dev and Canary (not in Chrome beta or Fx 4).

What is this 'feature'? Is it from Chrome or from Gmail?

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Happened to me as well (I automatically pasted it into the url bar and copied it from there (without thinking, as I need to do that constantly when working in google docs (and yeah there is probably a paste plain text option available as well, but I have gotten used to this :D))). Either way, for non-power users it's quite a nice feature, although for users who want to re-use stuff it's kinda frustrating.

Jérôme [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

I think pasting the same copied text in Docs will also add a frame (a much uglier one).

David, you can past any text without its formatting by pressing Ctrl/Cmd+Shift+v. It's much easier than going through the omnibar IMO.

David Mulder [PersonRank 10]

7 years ago #

Ah, so that was the shortcut :P, I remember finding it once, but forgot about it and got used to cmd+(l->v->a->c) which is surprisingly fast actually (still slow in comparison to the proper shortcut though :D). Thanks :P!

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