I made the switch to Linux on all of my home computers and am not having any problems on any of the other message boards that I frequent. I'm running two browsers, Firefox and Chromium and can rattle off a dozen message boards that work the same as I did before the OS switch. As the admin of the Minneasota board these are important functions. Any suggestions short of dumping $1000 on a Windows computer.
Please disregard. I tried this board with the Chromium browser and can paste in that one using keyboard shortcuts and was able to make it a hotlink using the button on the toolbar. All is fine in my world again.