Paste as Plain Text

PowerToys Paste as Plain Text enables you to paste text stored in your clipboard, excluding any text-formatting, using a quick key shortcut. Any formatting included with the clipboard text will be replaced with an unformatted version of the text.

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Getting started


To start using Paste as Plain Text, enable it in the PowerToys Settings (Paste as Plain Text section).


Once enabled, execute the paste as plain text action with the activation shortcut (default: Ctrl+Win+Alt+V).


From the Settings menu, the following options can be configured:

Setting Description
Activation shortcut The customizable keyboard command to execute this action.


It's possible to set Ctrl+V as the activation shortcut. This is not recommended, as overriding this shortcut may have unintended consequences.