Brendan Enrick

Daily Software Development

Descriptive Icons - GitHub Tips 2

I’ve got a Pluralsight course about using GitHub that went live today, so I thought I would post a few quick tips to help anyone using GitHub or GitHub for Windows and also promote my course.

When you’re running in GitHub or GitHub for Windows, you’ll see some icons that are near the repository name. These tell you a bit about the repository. They can indicate that a repository is a GitHub repository, non-GitHub repository, or a fork of a GitHub repository. They’ll be here when you’re running GitHub for Windows.


This icon indicates a GitHub repository:


This icon indicates a forked GitHub repository:


This icon indicates a repository that is either local-only or connected to a different remote (not GitHub):


I hope you find this quick tip useful. If you want to learn more about GitHub and GitHub for Windows, please check out my Pluralsight course!