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I usually have to copy/paste test from web pages (or other places) and paste it into HTML forms (usually Chrome).

The problem is that ofter I do end-up with a text that has additional leading or trailing spaces.

Is there a way to prevent this, by default? Like an OS X application or Chrome extension that can trick how paste works?

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There´s an app for that. ClipMenu besides keeping a clipboard history it is possible to assign scripts to the entries. (1) You copy as usual (2) click on ClipMenu's status bar icon, select your latest entry, and use a user-selectable key-click command to perform LTrim or RTrim on the entry. ClipMenu is freeware.

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  • Thanks, this almost solves the problem, but still I cannot make it work when I press Cmd+V or doing a right-mouse-click and selecte Paste.
    – sorin
    Oct 3, 2012 at 13:15
  • The original webpage is no longer maintained and app download 404's. Via github.com/ClipMenu/ClipMenu/issues/17 I found a working fork: github.com/Clipy/Clipy but it does not support clipboard trimming.
    – Blaise
    Apr 28 at 7:22

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