This is a version of Windows XP: Can I paste plain text by default for Mac users. This drives me insane as well.
Whenever I cut and paste anything from one app to another in OS X it carries formatting with it. The only exception is when using a text editor like TextMate. I don't want text I copied from a website or Pages to paste with formatting in iChat, etc.
Does anyone know a way I can turn this off by default, or is there an app that will do it for me?
Thanks for your help.