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When I search, for example, "something label:somelabel" I get 1000 results paginated by 25 (my settings). 'Select all' selects only the 25 on the current page, I would like to delete all of them (1000). How to do it? I guess I could specify a filter to perform this search, delete the messages and apply this filter, but I have many queries and making filters for all would be PITA.

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You should get a message at the top of the search results that reads;

Select all conversations that match this search

example here

Hope this helps.

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wow, nice but I don't have it. It's a lab extension? –  zalew Jul 28 '10 at 13:52
    
Not a lab feature; it's baked into the basic app. –  Al E. Jul 28 '10 at 14:10
    
i.imgur.com/or00r.png –  zalew Jul 28 '10 at 16:23
    
ok I got it, after selected, duh, sorry –  zalew Jul 29 '10 at 8:52
    
Great, glad you got this sorted. –  Whitingx Jul 29 '10 at 9:02
  1. Do your search Choose "Select: All".
  2. This will cause a page-ful of your search results to get selected.
  3. Now, you will see something like:

"All 20 conversations on this page are selected. Select all conversations that match this search"

Click on this and you will get what you want.

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