I hope some of my questions won't come off as inane. I did use the search bar liberally. I have good algs for my finger tricks, practice them a ton, do my F2L reasonably slowly, try to do the cross blindfolded, and do by best to avoid the common pitfalls. My point with mentioning...
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I can't tell from the images on:
if the edge you can't see matters for step 4a.
I also find this step to be tedious and frustrating most of the time, does anyone have any tips?