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Hack iChat to Paste as Plain Text

iChat’s Paste command inexplicably supports text styles, which means that if you paste text from, say, a web page into iChat, the pasted text is in the color and font of the web page you copied it from. This is never what I want.

Mac Geekery has a nice tip showing how to hack iChat using Interface Builder to add a Paste as Plain Text command (or you could just change the built-in Paste command using the info in this tip). One small correction: where the tip says to use Cmd-I to open Interface Builder’s Info palette, you need to use Shift-Cmd-I.

Monday, 4 October 2004