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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 12/24/2017.

Have you ever copied some text from a web page or a document and then wanted to paste it as simple text into another application without getting all the formatting from the original source? PureText makes this simple by adding a new Windows hot-key (default is WINDOWS+V) that allows you to paste text to any application without formatting.

To install PureText, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install puretext --version 6.1

To upgrade PureText, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade puretext --version 6.1


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'PureText'
      url            = ''
      url64          = ''
      unzipLocation  = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
      checksum       = '30B00DEB0C00DB95971F46F72FA24CA067113955551334DF8BD7E8F92F9AF7F6'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      checksum64     = 'A6E5607F99973D38245F0019F7178DD1A131ED8EBE255D310ADEA9CA8F35DC1C'
      checksum64Type = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
    $hr = "="*[System.Console]::WindowWidth
    Write-Host $hr
    Write-Host " Type `puretext` to run. PureText will run in your system tray."
    Write-Host " It can be set to run at system startup in its settings. Enjoy."
    Write-Host $hr

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Steve Miller


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PureText 6.1 444 Sunday, October 29, 2017 approved
PureText 5.0 385 Saturday, May 27, 2017 approved
PureText 4.0.1 220 Saturday, May 27, 2017 approved
PureText 4.0 376 Tuesday, December 13, 2016 approved
PureText 3.0 595 Tuesday, January 6, 2015 approved
PureText 2.0.0 729 Tuesday, June 12, 2012 approved

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