Am I the only one that is baffled why copy and replace text style is the default and not “copy as text?”
Usually, copy and pasting text from somewhere else into an existing design text component-the reason being that you want the else where text to go into your design yes? But instead, it copies the formatting of the source and reformats the element you are pasting it into. Anyone else frustrated by having to right click to get “copy as text” to circumvent the confusing default setting?
Add the standard macOS shortcut for “paste and match style”, CMD+Option+Shift+V.
As far as I can tell, the latter doesn’t do anything in the latest version, so it seems safe to introduce at least “paste and match style”.
Still, I’m leaning towards “copy as text” becoming the default, I literally use it 20 times everyday and it’s crazy that I need to open a context menu to do so!
Edit: Sorry @Dennis_N, that’s actually such a great tip, but I don’t understand why Figma wouldn’t just use the shortcut that macOS has been using for many years.
Edit: Hmm, just realised Figma introduced CMD+Option+Shift+V as “paste to replace” for components. In hindsight I feel like that was a bad decision, it should have been the other way around – CMD+Option+Shift+V being “paste and match style” for text and CMD+Shift+V for “paste to replace” of components …
At the very least it would be great to have the option to change the default to copy as text. OR pull the “Copy as text” option out into the top level right-click menu so that I don’t have to go into the “Copy/Paste as…” menu everytime I want to copy text
For me Cmd+Shift+V conflicts with another clipboard manager I use, but even if I disable that Cmd+Shift+V seems to past the entirety of the text source (vs what I highlighted and copied)