I am using scid version 4.6.2. How can I flip the board such that I get black's point of view?

There should be a flip button somewhere, but I do not see it:

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I've enabled all toolbar buttons as well:

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  • Never used Scid but is it hidden in one of the dropdown menus? If I had designed this UI (which I probably wouldn't have) I might have "Show Blacks POV" as a checkbox in Options or something. Commented Apr 13, 2016 at 16:28
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    @undergroundmonorail: Scid's UI wasn't really designed, it sort of happened Commented Apr 14, 2016 at 12:01

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So, for future reference, the option is under: Edit -> Setup Start Board..., or by pressing S.

Update: There is another way! Click on the 'menu' icon below the board (three horizontal bars), then on the what I see as a 'crop' icon (on the far right), and then following menu pops up:

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There is a simple keyboard shortcut for it: You can just hit the "."-Button, when the board is "active" (you can use the arrow-keys to make or take back a move).

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    Thank you so much. Is there a list of keyboard shortcuts somewhere? I found one for ScidVsPC but not Scid Commented Jun 3, 2020 at 1:56
  • @PatrickCoulombe I have just added the shortcuts at chess.stackexchange.com/a/32240
    – user24703
    Commented Sep 11, 2020 at 11:21

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