Browser Extension

Creating a workspace is as easy as prefixing any GitHub URL with

For convenience, we developed a Gitpod browser extension. It adds a button to GitHub, GitLab or Bitbucket that does the prefixing for you - as simple as that.

Browser Extension

We provide the extension for:

  • Chrome - also works for Edge, Brave and other Chromium-based browsers.
  • Firefox

Access the extension settings

  1. Right-click on the Gitpod extension icon.
  2. Select Options for chrome based browsers. For Firefox, select Manage Extension and then Preferences.
Gitpod browser extension configuration

Use a custom Gitpod instance URL

If you are using custom Gitpod instance (e.g. dedicated) you can still use the browser extension by configuring it with your instance URL

After you have installed the extension go to the options panel and enter your custom Gitpod instance URL.

Gitpod browser extension configuration

Open repositories with . (dot) keybind

Toggle on the Enable . keybind to open repositories in Gitpod option in the Gitpod extension preferences/options. After doing this, whenever you hit . on GitHub or GitLab, the current repository will open in Gitpod.

Source Code

Gitpod’s browser extension is open source. You can check out its source code, or even open it in Gitpod:

Open in Gitpod

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