ArduinoIDE 2.0.0-beta3: Cannot send from serial monitor to a connected BT HC-05

I am on Ubuntu20.04LTS and a downloaded the arduino ide 20.0.0 beta-3. I have a Arduino Mega whose serial port 2 is connected to a HC-05 BT module. But, I cannot send from the serial monitor to the arduino. When I type something in the entry and hit enter, nothing happens. I ran the same code in the ArudinoIDE-1.18.13 and it works there. Any suggestions? or am I missing something very obvious?
#include <LiquidCrystal_PCF8574.h>

LiquidCrystal_PCF8574 lcd(0x3F);

String incomingMsg;

void setup() {
lcd.begin(16, 2);


void loop() {
if (Serial2.available()) {

incomingMsg = Serial2.readString();

lcd.setCursor(0, 0);

if (Serial.available()) {

Hello @crfhnyviirshc8fajeyivbysgkucnliu. There is an unfortunate change to the Serial Monitor UI compared to the classic Arduino IDE. You now must use Ctrl + Enter instead of just Enter to send.

You now must use Ctrl + Enter instead of just Enter to send.

Another unnecessary complication compared with the original IDE

I agree. I have requested that the developers investigate how this situation can be improved. I know there is a plan to to a major reworking of the Serial Monitor, so I suspect there is no point in messing with the current one: