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PureText is one of my favorite utilities because it saves you from having to paste stuff into Notepad to remove rich formatting. However, in Firefox 17.0.1 it no longer works. I have the option enabled to make a sound when I do a paste with it, and the sound still plays, but nothing is pasted.

I tried changing the hot key assignment to "Win+Number pad 0" and "shift+ctrl+z" just in case it was a hot key conflict in Firefox, but it didn't help.

Any idea what changed in Firefox 17 that would cause PureText to break?

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Mozilla listed here the changes that can break addons: – magicandre1981 Jan 3 '13 at 19:21
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Steve Miller knows about the bug and is looking for ways to fix it in the next PureText release, which should also be better compatible with Windows 8 (where Windows Key+V is reserved by the OS to cycle through toaster notifications).

The bug has already been reported to Mozilla.

As a quick workaround for now you can change the default PureText hotkey to something like F11 for example.

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Good news... before I saw your post I got a reply from Steve Miller who says he's testing a fix and it should be released soon. Side note: I'm using Windows 7 (and am able to use PureText outside of FF), and I did try different hot keys. That being said, I went ahead and tried F11 as you suggested, and, for some strange reason that key works. Perhaps it's just when the hot key in PureText is a key combo (Ctrl/Win/Alt) that it's busted. Anyhow, thanks for the link to the Mozilla bug report. :-) – Curtis Jan 3 '13 at 20:58
Steve has released the new PureText version (v3.0), and I can confirm that it once again works in Firefox! :-) Grab it from the PureText link in the original post above, or here's the same link again: ( @Karan, perhaps you'd like to edit your answer accordingly?) – Jon Schneider Jan 15 '13 at 22:17

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