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  this repo to 👎 repository page update


So, Microsoft took yet another step to prove to some last doubters that Microsoft is the worst thing that happened to GitHub ever.

This time effective managers from Microsoft (tbh, I don't think there were any UI/UX designers involved into this) turned repository page into some unusable low quality piece of 💩.


Repository page:

Preview of GitHub Defreshed: Repository page Preview of GitHub Defreshed: Repository page

Profile page:

Preview of GitHub Defreshed: Profile page

Just ol' buddy GitHub in person


🐵 Install Greasemonkey, Tampermonkey or any other browser extension that supports an execution of user scripts and then

📦 Install the user script which supports automatic updates and customization.


  • Old style header
  • About and Summary sections moved back
  • Prettified README
  • Unhidden commit message
  • Unhidden user status
  • "Stars", "Followers" and "Following" tabs are back
  • Container dimensions returned to adequate proportions
  • Unrounded buttons, avatars and containers and another CSS-improvements
  • Full support of custom themes (e.g., GitHub-Dark)
  • And much more!


Some features of the script are optional. You can customize behavior of the GitHub-Defreshed on the profile settings page:

Preview of the GitHub Defreshed's settings


git clone
cd GitHub-Defreshed

npm install
npm run build

Why new "design" sucks

If you're not using GitHub (then what are you doing here?), new "design" from the outside may seem nice enough to you, but let's look at it from the point of view of the person who uses it:

  • We don't see last commit message anymore
  • We can't see the language bar anymore without scrolling page down in most repos
  • "About" section, topics and so on were moved to the right sidebar - directly out of our point of attention
  • On the contrary, readme was moved to the left side - again, directly out of our point of attention
  • Readme container has been enlarged, but its content still fits into same dimensions, so the feeling of wasted space will not leave you while you read it
  • Repository tabs are no longer felt as part of the repo

And thousands of other reasons.

Why "new design sucks" isn't subjective

Design is an extremely subjective thing, so you can say that Microsoft should not be judged strictly, but not this time, 'cause there's one simple and very objective criterion in design - information accessibility.

Previously, to understand everything about some repo, it was enough for me to take just one look at it: name, description, languages in use, releases' count, contributors, website, last commit - all this stuff was in one place exactly in my point of attention. And now...

Where's all info?

Well, I believe, you've got the point.

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