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I love this editor, and I'd like to ask for a tiny feature: CMD-V for pasting text.

jpmens 8 months ago updated by Alexander Blach (Developer) 8 months ago 12

CMD-X, CMD-C are there, it's just CMD-V which IMO is missing.

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Cmd-V is definitely there, I use it all the time. Have a look at the menu Edit -> Paste.

I have 4.0.3 (38) on Mojave and Catalina, and I don't see V in the Edit menu, nor does CMD-V do anything with text in the clipboard.

Here's a screenshot of how the menu looks for me on macOS 10.15.4 and Textastic 4.0.3.

I don't see a preference which would be relevant... FWIW, ever since I installed it CMD-V was missing. I ignored the fact for quite some time but thought I should report it now. 

Do you have a third party app installed that could possibly mess with menu items?

None that I know of. Yours is actually one of relatively few third-party apps I use. In particular I've not yet encountered an application into which I can paste text which didn't have support for CMD-V. Assuming I had an app which messed with menu items, I would expect it to mess with them in all apps. :-)

Here's a screenshot of how the menu looks for me on macOS 10.14.6

Ok, so the menu item is there, but the keyboard shortcut is missing.

Please have a look at System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts -> App Shortcuts. 


Maybe Cmd-V is set for another menu item or it is disabled for Paste?


This is what I see there

See the problem? Cmd-V is set to "Paste and Match Style" instead of Paste. Since Textastic doesn't have a "Paste and Match Style" menu item, the shortcut for "Paste" is disabled by the system.

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I did not see the problem, but thanks to your explanation I now do. (I'd love to know now what program on two distinct Macs did that ..)

I have changed the entry from "Paste and Match Style" to simply "Paste", and I now see apple-V and CMD-V works as I desire.

Thank you very much for your help, Alexander. 

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I'm glad that it works now.

Actually, you can just remove that entry in the list of app shortcuts completely if you don't need it.