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Thunderbird EMAIL no longer has "right click" and no "Drop Down Menu" for COPY also no longer has it for "SELECT ALL" options to copy (and paste) data from an email.

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Thunderbird EMAIL no longer has "right click" and no longer has a "Drop Down Menu" for COPY function and it also no longer has this option for "SELECT ALL" function.

I need these options to copy (and paste) data from emails.

Please help if you can

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try pressing Ctrl+A for select all. Ctrl+C for copy and ctrl+V for paste.

I find on windows they often work (even in operating system dialogs) that have missing menus to do those things.

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It appears you are missing the Menu Bar. Press Alt to show the bar, then enable it permanently under View/Toolbars. Copy, Paste and Select are under the Edit menu. They are also accessible by clicking the 3-bar menu icon.

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Thank you "SF"

I DO have the menu bar (MAC) and the "Select All" function is no longer there.

However under EDIT the "SELECT" function is still there in this format SELECT> meaning that opens a second menu option and then in the second window click on "ALL". Its become a double process now

Rather tiresome

The main thing is that one can highlight the text one wants but the option to COPY and PASTE are gone from the menu and from the mouse.

The RIGHT CLICK MOUSE used to open " SELECT ALL + COPY + PASTE These same functions used to be in the Menu under the EDIT function.

Now one has to highlight the text if partial text copy required. Or one can do COMMAND A to select all.

Then one does COMMAND C to Copy and COMMAND V to paste.

The old right click of the mouse was usually faster for partial text copy.

Thanks so much for your input.

Your time is appreciated!

Jeffrey

Modified by Jeffrey Solomon

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I don't have a mac to compare, but I suggest you test for a broken layout by running TB in safe mode (hold Option when launching the app). If all the menu and right-click commands appear in safe mode, launch again in safe mode, 'Reset toolbars & controls', 'Make changes & restart'.

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Thanks so much

I will give that a go...

Jeffrey

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