tom haynes

Archive all read messages in Gmail

Something I do multiple times a day in Gmail is click “Read” to select all messages I’ve read, then hit “Archive.” I’ve used keyboard shortcuts for a while (enable them in Gmail’s settings), but I didn’t know until today that there’s a keystroke for “select all read messages.” It’s * r. Then just hit y to archive.

You can also use * u for unread messages, or * a and * n for selecting and deselecting everything (respectively).