LIGHTROOM: reject "X" has lag

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after i import a shoot, i quickly edit it down. using either auto- and manual-advance, the reject flag does not apply quickly enough, so sometimes it skips the foto displayed as a single image in library altogether, and sometimes it attaches to the next foto. so instead of ending up with the, say, 20 shots i want to keep out of a shoot of several hundred, i end up with 50 or 60 un'reject'ed shots. and then some shots i wanted to keep have been marked rejected. so i have to work very slowly and double check. and that is really tedious. it's kinda like shutter lag. i am working in lightroom 4.2, windows 7 and have lots of ram and speed.
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Set your filter to Unflagged Photos. Anything that doesn't get a (p) Pick or a (x) Reject will stay there until you clear the folder/collection.

When it disappears you now you have it applied.

Personally, I have never seen a skip or a misapplication that wasn't my own fault-even on slow machines.
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i did try other work arounds like applying a color rather than the x and then after editing the batch, deleting all the, say, red-labeled fotos in the group. i am so used to the x method that, i'd really like to figure out why this is happening to me. thatnks for the suggestion, and i'll try the filter option and get back to you next time i have a shoot to import, but it doesn't answer the question of why this is happening.
and believe me, i do understand your suggesting that it is something i am doing, but i have really tested the operation and think it is not me.
terry
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Optimize your catalog.
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thanks. i do regularly, but i will try it right before i edit a shoot. fyi, i have about 20k+ images in the catalog, many many keywords, and a shoot can have as many as 600 images.
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How do you apply the flag: mouse or keyboard? Toolbar or thumbnail badge?
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thanks for your reply. i have tried both mouse click on the x-flag and keyboard x. both have the lag, but if i were to guess, the keyboard, which i prefer, may be a bit worse. i'm not sure tho. just know neither is reliable. there is a lag both in the time it takes for the notice "you have set reject" to appear, but more critically for it to be applied. so if i speed thru and click the right arrow advance as soon as i see the notice, it sometimes is not applied, and can even be applied to the next foto. the mislabeling is worse when i set to autoadvance. i have to admit i really speed thru this process.
terry
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hmm, just read this more carefully. how do you apply the flag with a thumbnail badge. isn't that the result, not the action?
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The thumbnail frame has a transparent flag in the corner when you hover the mouse over it. If you click that flag - it gets flagged, Alt+click - rejected.
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i'll try that. thanks