Saving repositories with stars

You can star repositories and topics to keep track of projects you find interesting and discover related content in your news feed.

You can search, sort, and filter your starred repositories and topics on your stars page.

About stars

Starring makes it easy to find a repository or topic again later. You can see all the repositories and topics you have starred by going to your stars page.

You can star repositories and topics to discover similar projects on GitHub. When you star repositories or topics, GitHub may recommend related content in the discovery view of your news feed. For more information, see "Finding ways to contribute to open source on GitHub".

Starring a repository also shows appreciation to the repository maintainer for their work. Many of GitHub's repository rankings depend on the number of stars a repository has. In addition, Explore shows popular repositories based on the number of stars they have.

Starring a repository

Starring a repository is a simple two-step process.

  1. On, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Star. Starring a repository
  3. Optionally, to unstar a previously starred repository, click Unstar. Untarring a repository

Searching stars

You can use the search bar on your stars page to quickly find repositories and topics you've starred.

  1. Go to your stars page.
  2. Use the search bar to find your starred repositories or topics by their name. Searching through stars

The search bar only searches based on the name of a repository or topic, and not on any other qualifiers (such as the size of the repository or when it was last updated).

Sorting and filtering stars

You can use sorting or filtering to customize how you see starred repositories and topics on your stars page.

  1. Go to your stars page.
  2. To sort stars, select the Sort drop-down menu, then select Recently starred, Recently active, or Most stars. Sorting stars
  3. To filter your list of stars based on their language, click on the desired language under Filter by languages. Filter stars by language
  4. To filter your list of stars based on repository or topic, click on the desired option. Filter stars by topic

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