GitHub Markdown Sidebar Menu

GitHub Markdown Sidebar Menu

Adds a navigation menu to readme file in GitHub sidebar.

What is GitHub Markdown Sidebar Menu?
GitHub Markdown Sidebar Menu is a Chrome extension that adds a navigation menu with a table of contents to the readme file in the GitHub sidebar. It automatically generates the menu by detecting Markdown headers and allows users to easily navigate through longer documents on GitHub.
By: Amo Wu
Users: 99 ▲ 3
Rating: 1.50 (2)
Version: 1.0.2 (Last updated: 2015-07-30)
Creation date: 2015-07-30
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
  • webNavigation
Size: 8.64K
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GitHub README documents don't always include a Table of Contents. Well-documented repos have longer documents that can be difficult to navigate. This extension will automagically generate and add a navigation menu with a table of contents in GitHub repo homepage sidebar.

Click on a link to scroll to that section of the document. That's it!

Permissions requested:

  • Read and change your data on

This extension is scoped and enabled only when accessing*. This extension looks for Markdown headers, generates a navigation menu and adds it to Markdown views on GitHub.

  • Read your browsing history

For this extension to work across page navigations within, permissions are necessary to use chrome.webNavigation.onHistoryStateUpdated. This lets the extension hook into page navigations and trigger without full page refreshes.

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User reviews
Unfortunately this is not working.
by Ramon Smits Ramon Smits, 2021-02-16

it is not work in my chrome...
by 王一平 王一平, 2017-11-18
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Risk impact

GitHub Markdown Sidebar Menu 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 Markdown Sidebar Menu has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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