We from the Python room like to have a clean list of starred messages, so only relevant and really liked messages stay on the starred list forever. In order to do that, we unstar messages from time to time. Since unstarring is limited to the sidebar list within Chat, this is not really a simple thing to do.

That’s where this script comes in: When you visit a room’s star list, you can now select multiple starred messages simply by clicking on them. And if you have made your selection, you can click the “Unstar all selected messages” button to unstar them all.

Screenshot of the script in action

Install and source


  • 1.2.0: Rewrite with better support for HTTPS and other sites
  • 1.1.1: Add HTTPS support
  • 1.1.0: Expand functionality to chat.SE and chat.meta.SE
  • 1.0.1: Fix: Script not working on star lists that have no paging
  • 1.0.0: Initial release
  • I loved it. I used it to clean up Indian Enthusiastic Programmers room. It doesn't show the button in the last page of the starred list, apart from that it was awesome. Apr 6, 2015 at 13:50
  • @thefourtheye Just pushed an update that should fix that issue. And I’m glad it helped you :)
    – poke
    Apr 6, 2015 at 14:59
  • Thanks so much for this. We do the same thing in the SOCVR Room and this will make life so much easier. Feb 3, 2016 at 15:33
  • feature-request Include Stack Exchange Chat and Meta Stack Exchange Chat into the script. Dec 31, 2016 at 15:44
  • @BhargavRao Done!
    – poke
    Jan 1, 2017 at 19:48
  • bug - Need an update for https. Feb 6, 2018 at 2:33
  • @BhargavRao Done!
    – poke
    Feb 6, 2018 at 8:03
  • Hmm, still not working, I think you need to change the 25th line to https as well. Feb 6, 2018 at 15:58
  • @BhargavRao Did a major rewrite and actually tested things – everything should work now :)
    – poke
    Feb 8, 2018 at 23:24
  • 1
    Perfect, working now. Melons! Feb 9, 2018 at 1:11
  • 1
    @downvoter I understand that this script won’t be useful for that many people, but a downvote, really? I would appreciate some feedback if you are having a problem with it.
    – poke
    Feb 9, 2018 at 12:15


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