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Chrome extension - Replaces new tab with trending github repositories

Whenever you will open a new tab, you will be presented with a page similar to following

New Tab

By default it is set to show the trending repositories from the current week plus the repositories belonging to every language is shown. However, once you will apply some filter, it will remember your configuration and the next time you will open the new tab, you will be presented with the last filter that you applied.


Extension itself doesn't need any setup. All you have to do is

Github API has rate limit applied in their API and although the extension implements the caching in order to make sure that the rate limit may not be crossed but however I would recommend you to set the API token in the extension in order to increase the quota.

Here is how you can do that

  • Go to the Settings > Personal Access Tokens of your github profile
  • Click Generate New Token button. Give the token description and select the scope called public_repo under repo and click Generate Token.
  • You will be presented with the generated token. Copy the token.
  • Right click on the extension icon and click Options. Paste the API token in the given field and click save

Options Page

  • Voila! You are all set to go on a hunt.


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