How to mark email read in gmail

In the new Yahoo! mail I can select multiple checkboxes against my email subjects and press k to perform the action Mark as read.

Is there a similar alternative in Gmail?

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Gmail “Mark as Read”: Shift + i

Other useful keyboard shortcuts:

Display a list of Gmail keyboard shortcuts: Shift + / or (?)

Select all unread conversations: *, then u

Also, you could map K to “Mark as read,” just like in Yahoo mail. The “Custom keyboard shortcuts” Gmail labs feature lets you customize your keyboard shortcut mappings. It adds a new Settings tab from which you can remap keys to various actions.

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…or you can add a “Mark as Read” button via another Gmail labs feature.

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Shift + I Mark as read – Marks your message as “read” and skip to the next message.

Shift + U Mark as unread – Marks your message as “unread” so you can go back to it later.

See more: How To Prevent Duplicate Sent Items For Gmail Imap Account In Outlook?

Full list of Keyboard shortcuts

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Shift+I – Mark as Read and move on to the next message.

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=6594

FYI – you may have to activate Keyboard Shortcuts before they work. They seem to be inactive by default. You can find this option at the bottom of the > screen.

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