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Sometimes I want to keep an item in the Unread section of the Safari 5.1.3 Reading List after I have read the item. The All section is too cluttered to use as a place to quickly find items. I realize I am trying to use the RL beyond what it was intended to be used for. Nonetheless, is there a way to mark an item in the Safari RL?

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One (lame) possibility which springs to mind is to simply add the page to the Reading List again... –  Dan J Feb 22 '12 at 16:41
    
@djacobson: only way ATM. Not too lame, as you can use the “Read” tab to open the page, then re-add it straightaway … that should be your answer, methinks :). –  kopischke Feb 27 '12 at 22:32
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As you've suggested, the Reading List has fairly limited functionality. While you can't mark a page unread directly from the All list, a simple solution is to open the page and add it to the Reading List again.

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