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I learned that L in should toggle the flag of a selected message. However, it doesn't work for me... I'm using Snow Leopard and Mail 4.5. Any ideas?

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The problem in my case was that there was a conflict between the cmd-shift-l of and cmd-l which I use to change the input language... Thanks for the help! – Dror Nov 23 '11 at 20:15
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In Lion the shortcut is exactly that and you can actually take a look at the menu:

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Make sure you're using the right one. If you wanted to alter those, you'd have to go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts and add a new one:

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I explicitly wrote that I'm not using Lion... Anyway, thanks for the detailed answer. – Dror Nov 24 '11 at 12:07
@Dror I know you were using Snow Leopard (I actually added the tag to your question) but I was suspecting that you had a Keyboard Shortcut conflict, and hence why I posted the info. Glad you fixed it. – Martín Marconcini Nov 24 '11 at 18:10
Somehow I didn't understand it from your answer... I thought it was Lion oriented. Anyway - thanks for the hint and help! – Dror Nov 25 '11 at 9:39
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cmd-L was set as the input source shortcut. This caused a conflict with the cmd-shift-L of Once I have changes the input source shortcut (to cmd-M) and restarted everything worked as expected.

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