I just ran across this little gem and wanted to throw it out there for anyone else who uses GitHub. If you're ever viewing a unified diff like the kind that shows up at the bottom of a commit list, you might find it annoying if there were a bunch of whitespace changes (like tabs and such) that are cluttering the diff.


Simply adding ?w=1 to the end of the URL will cause GitHub to ignore whitespace for all the diffs on the page.


I unearthed this hint along with a few others on the GitHub blog entry GitHub Secrets.