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Basic Question of using Flags

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Oct 16, 2013 4:54 PM

The User Guide says to hit the / to flag an image. When I do that I instead get an X mark on the lower left corner. Isn't that a mark to delete a particular file?


Thinking I may have read the instructions wrong, i tried the forward slash \, but that just gives a 5 star rating.


What keystroke sets a flag?

Aperture 3, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), running an iMac
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,560 points)
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    Oct 16, 2013 5:11 PM (in response to daikambu65)

    The keyboard shortcuts in Aperture depend on the language that is set in your "language & Text Preferences and your keybaod layout. On my system the flag will be set by the german umlaut "Ü".


    To see, what key to use, look at the menu command to set the flag. You should see the keyboard shortcut there: From the main menu ba:  Metadata > Flag

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    The "x" label is the badge for the "Reject" rating. If you have rejected images, they will appear in the "Rejected" album and be hidden, when the filters are set to "unrated or better". To make your "rejected" images visible again, press the "0" key or the number for a higher rating "1 ..5". That will clear the rejected label.

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    For a list of all keyboard shortcuts see the "Help" menu: "Keyboard shortcuts". You can customize the shortcuts from the "Aperture" application menu > Command sets.




  • Thomas Emmerich Level 4 Level 4 (3,470 points)
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    Oct 16, 2013 8:44 PM (in response to daikambu65)

    There are two "/" keys on the extended keyboard. You need to use the one next to the Shift key for the default Flag shortcut. The "/" key on the numeric keypad does indeed reject an image in the default command set. You can change it but you should look at the default commands in the Command Editor first to see if they might be useful as is.


    If you're using the default command set you cannot modify it. You need to Duplicate it first and then customize all you want. Use the pop up menu in the upper left hand corner of the Command Editor. See below.

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