Github files navigator conversion 0.2.0 is out

I just released an update to my chrome extension. Here are the new features.

  • Urls are properly updated when clicking on files as well as when selecting file lines.
  • The back/forward actions work.
  • Clicking the extension icon will toggle it.

Somehow, it might not work as the chrome store gives my a somewhat vague warning message.

Screenshot from 2014-03-04 00:12:42It reads: This element risks to install incorrectly over Chrome version 33. Please check the package and the manifest and proceed to a new import if necessary.

Well. I guess it won’t work. But it does work for me. So how am I supposed to know what to fix with such a vague message? We’ll see…

EDIT 2014-03-04

It seems that trying to install the new version gives a more decent error message.

Screenshot from 2014-03-04 07:43:08

Just bad that it doesn’t print that message straight in the developer’s page.

Chrome Web Store: Trouvez-vous ce que vous cherchez?

Suite au lancement de ma récente extension chrome, j’ai découvert que l’outil de recherche du Chrome Web Store ne fonctionne pas nécessairement tel que l’on peut s’y attendre. Peu importe ce qu’on inscrit dans la case de recherche, on s’attendrait d’avoir les résultats pertinents. Allons-y d’une recherche toute simple sur le mot clé «github».

Recherche du mot clé «github»

Recherche du mot clé «github»

Deux résultats sans aucun rapport avec github. Ça m’a beaucoup étonné. Si on recherche directement sur google.ca pour «github chrome extension» on en trouve plusieurs très facilement. Quel est donc le problème?

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A chrome extension to navigate Github files differently

Last week, I was somewhat complaining that Github’s file navigator was not to my taste. When moving across files and directory, you have to go back and forth a lot. If you quickly want to switch between 2 files not in the same directory, it’s painful. Of course, one could open another tab, but tabbing doesn’t cut it. I wanted something more like a files navigator that we can find in any OS.

Then I though, hey, surely I can simply manipulate the HTML to make it work the way I want. I started coding… 45 minutes later, I had a working prototype of JavaScript code that I could simply paste in the browser console and bang; a nice file tree navigator-like experience right in Github.

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