Either I can’t find it or there’s no “fork” command on the “mobile view” of GitHub and they seem to have removed the option to switch to the desktop view (wtf, folks, it’s 2020, this is not how you design a web site).

Anyway, so one way to fork a repo from a phone is to choose the “Create new file” command. That will fork it for you (you don’t have to actually complete the process to create a new file).

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@aral what I'm reading here: GitHub is burning their usability and playing with their users! Run, run fast, to a different platform like #sourcehut or @codeberg

@phel @codeberg We only use it to publish to and to get issues/pull requests from people who are on there. Our canonical repos are at :)

@aral @phel @codeberg I'm not a coder, but: publishing, issues, pull requests – is basically everything important right? o_0

@aral Saw this as a challenge, but I found it: click fork(s), then click fork.

@gidi Hah, “forks” was the first place I clicked but didn’t realise their site was THAT broken :) Thanks!

@aral I used the Desktop view on mobile a lot, it seemed to be the only way to accomplish a few things, and was disappointed when that was removed too.

@aral navigating to `/fork` should take you to the fork page for the repository.

I think that's a better way of doing it. It's an overhead, but seems better than attempting to create a new file only to get the repository forked to your account. that seems like hacky workaround.

@aral Why would you ever use GitHub on your phone?

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