Microsoft’s open source PowerToys tools are a great way to customize your Windows experience. There are options to optimize app windows for large monitors and preview new types of images in File Explorer.
PowerToys is open source and any developer can contribute to its development. New features have been added to PowerToys thanks to community work. Ability to paste text as plain text.
In some cases, you may want to paste Internet content as plain text (such as choosing not to preserve formatting). Thanks to keyboard shortcuts, it’s already possible to paste text as plain text in browsers like Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox. Ctrl + Shift + V.
Ctrl + Shift + V also works in web apps like Teams. However, it will not work in native Windows apps unless the app supports it natively or you force it to be enabled using a third-party tool.
Microsoft is working on a new PlainText module for PowerToys to address this issue. In a future update, you will be able to paste any text as plain text (no formatting) in any app that PowerToys works with.
“This builds heavily on the work done for the ‘Text Extraction’ module and strips away anything that might be unnecessary. The same KeyboardMonitor is implemented and used. The interesting logic is where the clipboard is opened/read/modified, and then the ctrl+v input sequence is inserted,” the developer said in his Github post. said in
We don’t know when PlainText will start rolling out to PowerToys users, but it could be soon.