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Gmail recently switched from links that would allow you to select multiple threads (read, unread, starred, none, etc.) to a drop down to do same:

gmail select drop down

I would like my links back (one less click). Is there a way to switch back to the old view?

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In the Labs tab of Settings in GMail, there is a Lab feature called "Mark as Read Button" which you can use to make that action work on multiple threads while it appears as a label.

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useful! That saves a click. I still want my links back though... – Korneel Bouman Apr 19 '11 at 17:45

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