GitHub Enhanced Comments

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Moritz Kobrna
Moritz KobrnaMaker@neuling2k · Developer & Co-Founder @die_antwort
Hello Hunters, it all started with a tweet from @mxstbr: "A killer feature would be variables like REPO_NAME in @github saved replies, that would allow me to use them so much more!" Since I am kind of into Google Chrome Extensions right now 😊 I gave it a try. Around 30 minutes later I had a rough prototype. Two hours later the extension was finished and published on the Google Chrome store. @mxstbr was happy and so was I 😏 I thought this extension could be useful to others too so I decided to post it here on Product Hunt. The extension allows you to use variables like {repo_name}, {owner} or {author} inside your comments or issues, they will then be replaced with the actual value. This comes handy in combination with saved replies as the following GIF will demonstrate:
Moritz
@neuling2k @mxstbr @github Nice! Do you need a Firefox port for this one, too? :)
Chris Butler
Chris Butler@treejanitor · Founder, Yarn
@neuling2k @mxstbr @github clever. btw, how hard it is to port from Chrome to Opera? i know i'm an oddball on this one... it used to be you could even use Chrome extensions in Opera, but seemingly those days are gone. anyhoo, kudos!
Moritz Kobrna
Moritz KobrnaMaker@neuling2k · Developer & Co-Founder @die_antwort
@treejanitor @mxstbr @github Hi. honestly, I have no idea :D But after a short google search I found the following: https://addons.opera.com/en/exte... This might work? You should give it try and tell us the result.
Chris Butler
Chris Butler@treejanitor · Founder, Yarn
@neuling2k @mxstbr @github Nice! It worked - thanks for the tip. 🏆 This opens up a world of other possibilities for me _too_... in particular, hopefully the 'one tab' extension which I desperately in Opera. Thank you!! https://www.getyarn.io/yarn-clip...
Tierney Cyren
Tierney Cyren@bitandbang · Developer Advocate, NodeSource
@noniq please, yes. Shouldn't be crazy hard since Web Extensions landed in Firefox 48.