Preserve (limited) formatting on paste into app

(I’ve found the Web Clipper, and that helps, but it would be nice if it weren’t necessary)

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Copy the (rendered, rich-text) body of https://github.com/laurent22/joplin/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md
  2. Paste into Joplin

Desired result:

Limited formatting are transformed into Markdown and preserved

Potential subset of formatting to keep:

  • Lists
  • Links
  • Code blocks
  • Block-quotes
  • strong/em
  • Headings

Bonus points

Populate the url property, if there’s something like that in the clipboard data

Observed result:

Only the plain text of the page is kept.

  • Links are gone
  • Bold/italic text isn’t
  • Blockquotes are
  • List items are lost and probably merge into one paragraph.
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By default, I prefer if it just pastes plain text but there could indeed be a “Paste special” menu item to paste formatted text.

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That would indeed be nice to have.

In the meantime @edbrannin you could use things like paste to markdown.

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Agreed, paste-to-markdown will be very useful in addition to paste plain. Is this on the roadmap?

Currently, I will try to use a Firefox extension for this.