When in Compare mode, ability to reject Selection or Candidate with keyboard shortcut

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When I shoot weddings, I have multiple copies of similar shots. I would loooooove to have a keyboard shortcut to delete the left (Selection) or right (Candidate) photo with a quick keyboard shortcut instead of moving the mouse cursor. Using the normal reject shortcut (X) rejects both photos. Not what I want.
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maximegousse

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Addendum: same thing for Picking. A shortcut to pick left and one to pick right.
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Tom Mickow

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Do you have Auto Sync turned on?


If so, try turning it off.  After that it should only apply the flag to whichever image you have selected in the left or right pane.
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Also should have mentioned that the "\" (backslash) key will change the selection between the Select/Candidate panes...so the combo of arrows, P, X, and \ should allow you to set flags in Compare without reaching for the mouse.
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Tom, wow, interesting. It works ... almost... I like to have changes synched, so I would need to reactivate this eventually. Also, Having to hit \ to switch makes two keys to reject the image on the right.
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Interesting I just noted. It appears that the syncing is per tool. For example, when in Compare mode if syncing is off, it stays on when choosing the crop tool. hmm. Like this.
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There are 2 separate auto syncs - one for Library and one for Develop. But even with the Library one off, anything you do in Grid view applies to all selected photos.
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The Queen has commented an idea of mine. I now feel like a King :-).