3.1 The GitHub Flow Video - Looking for ... Menu

So, I’m following along the GitHub Flow video and can’t find in GitHub what @mozzadrella is showing at 5:40 minutes into the video. The slide says:

“From the code view, click the three dots on the line and open an issue with your canned reply.”

Start at 5:40

A similar statement about the … Menu is made here: GitHub help

I have looked and looked in a pull request for the … menu on the left side of a file but cannot seem to find it.

Open the file on GitHub and click the line number; then the three dots appear.

Here’s a short animation to make this more clear :arrow_down:

Thank you @batflyer. Your animated gif is a great teaching tool.

BTW - As our TA Chris (@ccannon94) pointed out to me, you need a file that GH puts line numbers on. Not all files are treated this way. For example, markdown files like README.md do not have line numbers. No line numbers, no … menu.

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Interesting catch, I don’t think that ever occurred to me.

I found another one: the lines can be commented on if they are in the diff view for a specific commit :sweat_smile: (but no opening issues).

@cynthiateeters which animated gif tool did you use in this case? I find it the best way to show students some short demo how to do something.

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I believe I used “peek,” which is open source and developed by some people through GitHub :sweat_smile:

It was the best option I found for Fedora Linux at the time, and building a copy was pretty easy.

Thanks for the heads up @hayesall. I will check it out. For now while on windows i will try this one out https://www.screentogif.com/

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I like the Chrome extension called Capture to a Gif. It does magic too.

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