Chrome extension that improves the GitHub experience

What is github.expandinizr?
github.expandinizr is a Chrome extension designed to improve the GitHub interface for more convenient browsing and coding. Key enhancements include removing the truncation of file and directory names, word wrapping for long names, and site expansion with various breakpoints. It also contributes to a more organized workflow by removing truncation in notifications, adding a shrink/expand button for the comment form, and allowing the collapse of code previews. Support for GitHub Enterprise is also included.
Users: 1,000+
Rating: 4.93 (29)
Version: 2.0.2 (Last updated: 2020-07-24)
Creation date: 2019-07-31
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • storage
  • activeTab
  • declarativeContent
Size: 70.34K
URLs: Website
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Currently enhances the following:

  • Removes the truncating of file and directory names in the repository browser
  • Really long file and directory names will word-wrap
  • Fully expands the website, with breakpoints at 1400px, 1600px and 1800px, 2000px
  • Removes truncation in notifications
  • Adds shrink/expand button for comment form
  • Adds possibility to collapse code previews
  • GitHub Enterprise support!


  • Andreas Håkansson, Kristian Hellang


  • Bjarki Heiðar Ingason
  • Christopher Campanale
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User reviews
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  • Simple to use
  • Dramatically improves usability and readability of Github
  • Clean and not obtrusive
  • None mentioned
Most mentioned
  • Improves Github interface
  • Helps with truncated paths
  • Very useful
Recent reviews
The only working extension in chrome web store
by Lyric Law Lyric Law, 2023-08-24

I've been using this extension for years and it's just perfect. No clue why github doesn't support this natively.
by Niko Storni Niko Storni, 2021-09-22

So simple, but transforms github experience.
by Dylan Reisenberger Dylan Reisenberger, 2017-11-10
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Risk impact

github.expandinizr may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

github.expandinizr has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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