Github Whitespace Disabler

Github Whitespace Disabler

Force Github to open diff pages without whitespace changes displayed. Inspired by:

What is Github Whitespace Disabler?

Github Whitespace Disabler is a Firefox add-on that forces Github to open diff pages without displaying whitespace changes.

Stats date:
Users: 60 ▼ -1
Rating: 4.00 (1)
Version: 1.0.1 (Last updated: 2022-02-19)
Creation date: 2017-06-30
Weekly download count: 2
Firefox on Android: No
Manifest version: 2
  • webRequest
  • webRequestBlocking
  • *://*/*/pull/*/files
Size: 15.11K
Email: Click to see
Risk impact: Moderate risk impact
Risk likelihood: Low risk likelihood

Other platforms

Not available on Chrome
Not available on Edge

The add-on requires permission to access only relevant Github pages, but it's only evaluating the URLs and determining whether or not to redirect to the same URL with "w=1" appended. It is not reading any content.

Full source code is available here:

User reviews
I found a bug after installing the extension, when I click on a commit to view it's keep loading on the same tab, if I try to open on a new tab it ends up with the error unable to load page, can you check?
by vhmycoach, 2020-10-27
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Risk impact

Github Whitespace Disabler may not be safe to use and it requires some risky permissions. Exercise caution when installing this add-on. Review carefully before installing.

Risk likelihood

Github Whitespace Disabler has earned a fairly good reputation and likely can be trusted.

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