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.

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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