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ubuntu linux -- no menus in composing message window -- can't paste into message

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I installed Ubuntu 18.04. It's great they install Thunderbird as a default. I did manage to copy my profile files over, but you don't really have a good tutorial for doing it. But I noticed when trying to compose a message that there are no menus at the top of the compose window and "alt" doesn't bring any up. Usually I copy and then paste text into the compose window but I can't figure out how to do that. ctrl-v doesn't work, and as I said, no menus on that page to select "paste" option.

I installed Ubuntu 18.04. It's great they install Thunderbird as a default. I did manage to copy my profile files over, but you don't really have a good tutorial for doing it. But I noticed when trying to compose a message that there are no menus at the top of the compose window and "alt" doesn't bring any up. Usually I copy and then paste text into the compose window but I can't figure out how to do that. ctrl-v doesn't work, and as I said, no menus on that page to select "paste" option.
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Press F10 to bring up the menu bar.

Press F10 to bring up the menu bar.
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F10 does bring up the menu bar and that is great to know. I don't know about all the commands but the paste definitely doesn't work. I copy an image to the clipboard and select "paste" (while the cursor is in the email body) and nothing happens. The command key listed is the standard (ctrl-v) and that doesn't work either. I was in an image software application and did "copy" from there, but maybe it didn't actually copy it. Let me go test that.

F10 does bring up the menu bar and that is great to know. I don't know about all the commands but the paste definitely doesn't work. I copy an image to the clipboard and select "paste" (while the cursor is in the email body) and nothing happens. The command key listed is the standard (ctrl-v) and that doesn't work either. I was in an image software application and did "copy" from there, but maybe it didn't actually copy it. Let me go test that.
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I thought I'd open a new file and paste into that but irfanview doesn't have a file menu item for "new". So I went to LibreOffice and opened a new document and copied the picture from the Irfanview window and pasted it into LibreOffice. It did paste the image but doesn't in thunderbird.

I thought I'd open a new file and paste into that but irfanview doesn't have a file menu item for "new". So I went to LibreOffice and opened a new document and copied the picture from the Irfanview window and pasted it into LibreOffice. It did paste the image but doesn't in thunderbird.
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OK, I find a picture I like, and right click on it to "copy image". That image will not paste into T-bird. . . but it will paste into LibreOffice. and from there I can copy and paste it into T-bird.

OK, I find a picture I like, and right click on it to "copy image". That image will not paste into T-bird. . . but it will paste into LibreOffice. and from there I can copy and paste it into T-bird.
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