GitHub Red Issues

Revert closed GitHub issues from purple back to red.

📃 Installation

Google Chrome Microsoft Edge Opera Chrome Web Store

Mozilla Firefox Mozilla Add-on


  1. Checkout or download this repository locally.
  2. Go to chrome://extensions/ in your browser and turn on Developer mode in the top right.
  3. Press Load unpacked and select the src folder. Do not remove this folder, removing it will cause the extension to be uninstalled.
  4. Resume coding with closed issues being red.

✨ Changes

Reverted closed issues from purple to red on:

  • Pinned issues
  • Issue hover cards
  • Issue/pull timelines
  • Issues on issues tab
  • Issues on subscriptions list
  • Issues on search
  • Issues on project boards
  • Issues on project tables

👨‍💻 Contributing

GitHub CopilotGitHub Copilot

GitHub Copilot is strictly prohibited on this repository.
Pulls using this will be rejected.

💼 License

This extension is released under the CC-BY-NC-SA 4.0 License.


Developer & Maintainer
October 2021
December 2021
Last Updated
March 2023

Created to revert the GitHub issue color change that was forced onto users. Extension is compatible with Chromium based browsers and Firefox. Uses minimal JavaScript and mostly complex CSS selectors.


Built with
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • NodeJS
Built using
  • VSCode
Built for
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Opera