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