Here’s how to disable this behaviour, and have Skype copy-paste work as it used to prior to version 4.
In the main skype window, visit Menu Tools -> Options -> IM & SMS
Press the button “Advanced Settings”
Select “Paste Message as Plain Text”
Close the options dialog by pressing Save. Voila’, you’re done.
I'm surprised they were still around.
I still overzealously clean. Probably unnecessary, but as they say... Better safe than sorry.
I lost count of how many times its release date has been postponed.
Well, alternatively one could keep the actual ears cleaner and not having to resort to the earbuds washer...