The browser extension adds a Gitpod button to GitHub, GitLab and Bitbucket repository interfaces, whether managed or self-hosted to allow you to quickly open workspaces.
Caption: The Gitpod button shown on a GitHub repository, created by the browser extension
The extension works with the following browsers:
You can access the extension settings by clicking on the Gitpod icon in the browser toolbar. In the resulting popup you can find a comprehensive view of all possible customization.
Enabling the browser extension on self-hosted SCM providers (e.g. GitLab CE/EE and Bitbucket Datacenter)
By default, the browser extension automatically is automatically enabled for the domains of GitHub (
github.com), GitLab (
gitlab.com) and Bitbucket (
bitbucket.org). However, if the
run on all sites option is disabled, any other domains must be configured manually.
To add a custom SCM domain, open the Gitpod extension’s context menu. Opening the context menu can be achieved by either right clicking the extension icon in the browser toolbar or revealing it by clicking on a kebab menu [Chrome] / cog wheel [Firefox] in the extensions dropdown.
If you are using a custom Gitpod instance (e.g., Gitpod Dedicated) you can still use the browser extension by configuring it with your instance URL.
After you have installed the extension, open its options and enter your custom Gitpod instance URL.
Gitpod’s browser extension is open source.
You can check out its source code, or even open it in Gitpod: