Disable "paste into string escaping"

A while back, PHPStorm changed the way that it pasted into strings so that it escapes quotes automatically when pasted into strings (and maybe other formatting):

"Week of <?= date(\"F j, Y\", Common::StartOfWeek()) ?><br/>"

How can I turn that off? I hate it.

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Hi there,

The only way is to use "Paste Simple" instead of just "Paste" (there is no separate option for turning this off unfortunately).

Since shortcut for "Paste Simple" is quite long/big (4 keys) I may only suggest to either assign custom shorter shortcut or swap them around (between normal and simple).

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Yes, I'm aware of the shortcut keys for simple paste, but I don't want to have it enabled at all.

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It would appear to be resolved for 10.0.2. Details at https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/WI-28998.

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I'm not sure what you mean - I don't want it to "escape correctly", I want it to not escape at all.

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As of 2017.2.6: CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+V

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Escaping by default doesn't really work 99% of the time for me... it's always escaping the wrong things. For example, I feel like this is pretty common in Javascript:


"some text here"

"some other text here"


I want to paste `"+ someVar +"` into a couple places. Auto-escaping in this case drives me crazy. And auto-escaping really doesn't save much time even in the super lucky chance that it does work when you actually want it to.


However, it's not an issue. I just switched the hot keys for "paste" and "paste simple". Problem solved. I feel like it should be the default, however.

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Just change keyborad shortcuts "Paste without formatting" to CTRL+V, SHIFT+INSERT

and "Paste" to CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+V


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