Lightroom Classic: One handed flag pick selections

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When scrolling through photos, I would like to be able to have the flag pick and flag reject keys on the same side of the keyboard. Although how it is is very intuitive with selecting x or p, being able to use one hand to scroll and the other to select flags would make it quicker to go through them.
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Carole Rose

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Jim Robertson

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Makes a lot of sense to me!! (But then I would have to learn another short cut
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Yves Crausaz

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Use the auto-up function for the next photo when choosing which photos to keep and which to reject, (press the Caps Lock) to help you quickly sort photos.
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Carole Rose

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Completely forgot about that feature. Yes, that does help. Thank you.
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Victoria Bampton - Lightroom Queen, Champion

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Try the ` key, just to the left of the Z. That toggles flag on and off, and X is right there to reject.
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Carole Rose

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My mac keyboard does not have a ' key to the left of the Z. The only key left of Z is shift. That would have been a nice solution. 
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On a US Mac keyboard, ` is still on the same side as X, and you can put your third finger on ` and your thumb on X:



(Victoria's on a UK keyboard.)
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It's all making sense now. Thank you for the visual. That key was off my radar and I was stuck on the apostrophe key which made no sense at all. Yes, this key and the x work perfectly for my use. Thank you very much for improving my work flow!
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And I learned something new too - thanks John! I never considered they'd move those keys around!
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Jim Robertson

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Thanks Victoria. That'll work - just need to get used to the single hand "stretch" to reach the two keys
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I use the paint function to set ratings but you can also use it for flags.
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Another solution is to edit the TranslatedStrings and change the keyboard shortcut for Photo > Set Flag > Flagged from P to A, using this line:

"$$$/AgLibrary/Menu/Photo/SetPick/Flagged/Key=a"

See this article for how to edit TranslatedStrings:
https://www.lightroomqueen.com/custom-keyboard-shortcuts/