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Saving repositories with stars

You can star repositories and topics to keep track of projects you find interesting.

You can search, sort, and filter your starred repositories and topics on your stars page (https://[hostname]/stars).

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 (https://[hostname]/stars).

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 GitHub 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 your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  2. In the top-right corner of the page, click Star. Screenshot of the repository bar with the "Star" option highlighted with a dark orange outline.
  3. Optionally, to unstar a previously starred repository, click Starred. This will remove the repository from your starred list. Screenshot of the repository bar. The "Starred" button is highlighted with a dark orange outline.

Searching starred repositories and topics

You can use the search bar on your stars page (https://[hostname]/stars) to quickly find repositories and topics you've starred.

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Your stars.

    Screenshot of the profile menu for octocat. The "Your stars" option is highlighted with an orange outline.

  2. Use the search bar to find your starred repositories or topics by their name.

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 on your stars page

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

  1. In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Your stars.

    Screenshot of the profile menu for octocat. The "Your stars" option is highlighted with an orange outline.

  2. To sort stars, select the Sort by: dropdown menu, then select Recently starred, Recently active, or Most stars.

  3. To filter your list of stars based on their language, click on the desired language under the Language dropdown menu.

  4. To filter your list of stars based on repository type, click on the desired option under the Type: dropdown menu.

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