Plain Text option, please.

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Tricky
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Plain Text option, please.

Postby Tricky » Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:17 pm

I would like to see a Plain Text option when creating a thread or reply. When copying excerpts from other sites, it becomes very easy to also paste in any underlying formats or styles, which then start to mess up the look of the text. I think webmail providers have the option to enter emails in Plain Text format for this very reason.

It can be circumvented by first copy-pasting text in another Plain Text environment such as Notepad or something simpler like Google's search field, but it is cumbersome and in some cases parts of the styles remain due to browser-specific or general Windows quirkiness.

At any rate, UBB should be enough. Having both Rich Text and UBB in the same text field is annoying and unnecessary.
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Postby denizsi » Sat Dec 29, 2012 8:46 pm

If you are on Firefox or Chrome, hit CTRL + SHIFT + V. That will paste the text in clipboard in plain, without formatting.

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Postby Tricky » Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:41 am

Cool, thanks!
[INDENT][SIZE="1"][font="Courier New"]'..[color="White"]t[/color]olerance w[color="White"]h[/color]en fog rolls in clouds unfold your selfless wings fe[color="White"]a[/color]thers [color="White"]t[/color]hat float from arabesque pillows I sold to be consumed by the [color="White"]s[/color]now white cold if only the plaster could hold withstand the flam[url="http://bit.ly/foT0XQ"]e[/url] then this fountain torch [color="White"]w[/color]ould know no shame and be outstripped only by the sun that burns with the glory and [color="White"]h[/color]onor of [color="White"]y[/color]our..'[/font][/size][/INDENT]

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Postby Kipi » Sun Dec 30, 2012 7:25 am

Same CTRL + SHIFT + V also works in Chrome as well.
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