Adding a star to stuff you plan to get back to reading (honestly!) can lead to an intimidating backlog of no-longer-helpful items. Use NetNewsWire for Mac to wipe away all your stars at once, or warm up your fingers for a rapid-fire keyboard cleansing. “Starry-Eyed” asks our Australian counterpart blog about how to manage a big, unwieldy list of starred items.

The somewhat resigned answer from Angus is to load up your items, then pound through a keyboard shortcut repeatedly: Type g then s to go to your starred items. Hit space to select the first item. Hit s to remove the star. (The s shortcut toggles the starred state on and off.) Hit j to go to the next item in the list. Repeat steps three and four until the list is empty. (If you want to keep something, just skip hitting s for that item.)

Nick Chaplin in the post’s comments suggests using NetNewsWire for Mac to cancel out your Starred items in one fell swoop: Click on Flagged Item (Stared items from reader) Command+A (Select All) Shift+Command+L (News > Mark > As Unflagged) Refresh All Done.

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