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Octobox Web Extension

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Makes your GitHub notifications icon link to Octobox instead of GitHub.


Octobox is an awesome inbox-like entrypoint to your GitHub notifications. Unfortunately, however, it does not integrate with the GitHub UI, meaning the GitHub notifications icon still links to the GitHub notifications page.

This cross-browser web extension fixes that! While the notifications icon still looks like before—including its status indicator—it now points to your Octobox. Once there, you can click one of your notifications to go to the according page on GitHub. In case you want to go back to the GitHub dashboard, the web extension injects a GitHub icon to the menu bar for you.

By default, the web extension connects to the official Octobox at However, you can also supply a custom URL in the settings, in case you are hosting your own Octobox somewhere.


The Octobox Web Extension is available for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.

For other browsers that support web extensions, you can also download the ZIP file and select it as a new add-on or extension. How to do this will differ between the individual browsers.


Copyright (c) 2018 Thorsten Frommen

This code is licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

The original Octobox icon is also licensed under the GNU Affero General Public License version 3.

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