Cut and Hate: Firefox 1.5 + Outlook = composing madness
January 30, 2006 2:47 PM   Subscribe

Firefox 1.5 + Outlook: cut-and-paste becomes cut-and-hate. Copying any text (URLs, content, source) and pasting into the content of an Outlook 2000 message instead attaches the text. Help?
posted by Ogre Lawless to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
Response by poster: I do not recall this being the issue with my earlier rev of Firefox and figure this came with the upgrade. I'm sure there's some about:config hack that I can't google up...
posted by Ogre Lawless at 2:48 PM on January 30, 2006

FYI: This is not the case for Outlook 2002. So upgrading is one possible solution.
posted by Manjusri at 2:54 PM on January 30, 2006

Best answer: Try installing the Copy Plain Text extension
posted by Sharcho at 3:04 PM on January 30, 2006

Response by poster: Thanks, Sharcho, that did the trick. I've never much been a fan of the copy-as-formatted default anyways (I mean, really, why would I want their style to begin with?)
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:17 PM on January 30, 2006

You can also use "Paste Special" and pick 'unformatted text' rather than just using control-v. Personally I would rather alter my behavior at the paste phase than use copy plain text and alter my behavior at the copy phase.
posted by phearlez at 3:37 PM on January 30, 2006

phearlez writes "You can also use 'Paste Special' and pick "unformatted text" rather than just using control-v"

I use paste special in office so much i've mapped it to the key sequence Ctrl+B. One of these days I've got to record a macro to select unfoormated text at the same time.
posted by Mitheral at 8:18 AM on January 31, 2006

Response by poster: Yeah, "Paste Special" was one of the first things I looked for. Outlook 2K doesn't include it.

It turns out the plugin doesn't fill my needs completely as I still have a problem copying source code. Less of an issue there, but still, would be nice to definitively turn it off.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 1:17 PM on January 31, 2006

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