Gimp - can't copy and paste

hi all

can you please help

i’m trying to do the simplest thing in the world (copy and paste in gimp 2.10.18)

it won’t do it (i’ve done it before so i know how to do it :slight_smile:

let me prove it :wink:

i select the rectangle select tool

i chose the section

control c

control v

nothing happens

i noticed at the bottom it says; “unable to cut or copy because the selected region is empty”

what could i be doing wrong

sorry to bother you with such a stupid question

thx

Check that you have the correct layer active when you do the selection.