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.

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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.

Searching stars

Searching through stars

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

Sorting stars

In the upper-right corner of your stars page, you can sort your starred repositories and topics by recently starred, recently active, and most stars.

On the right side of the page, you can filter your list of starred repositories based on their language.

Filter stars by language

Browsing your friends' stars

In the lower-right corner of the page, you can also browse your friends' stars. You can use this to find new repositories and topics to star.

Viewing your friends' stars

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