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How To open any GitHub repository in VS Code in your browser

How To open any GitHub repository in VS Code in your browser

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There's something really cool I found! Are you ready?

If you browse GitHub often, you might come across an interesting project, but wish you were able to navigate it quickly? While GitHub has added dozens of shortcuts over the years, wouldn't it be nice to be able to open two files side-by-side, press cmd-click to jump straight into a function definition, or even use some shortcuts you use every day?

These features appear to be provided by github1s. Let's see how it works.

When you're on a GitHub repository add 1s to the URL ( and boom! It Opens up VS Code in your browser so that you can inspect some code.

Watch it in action

GitHub is rolling out Codespaces and VSCode

With Codespaces entering GitHub you can also change a repo URL such as and to or press . from the GitHub UI to access VSCode! - muth.png

This is very exciting, friends!

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