About three weeks ago GitHub removed a bunch of links to a repository's 'downloads' section replacing them with one big downloads button, which is only available to you on some pages, and instead of taking you directly to the 'downloads' page/section you now get a AJAXy popup that only displays some of the available downloads to you and provides a link to the 'downloads' section.
In my expert opinion this button sucks. It's hard to remember which pages it's available on, except for the source page so I always go there to find it, then I have to wait for a popup that I don't want to see inorder to get the link that I'm after.. another option is to correct the url in the location bar, which is the route I was taking before I finally decided to write a user script to bring the old tab back.
This is what the old 'Downloads' tab looked like:
This is what their new button looks like:
I understand that they had too many links to the 'downloads' section before, but the only one I ever used was the 'downloads' tab, and it's the only one that I find myself wanting now that the old links have all been replaced with the big awful button. So I decided to write a user script to bring back the 'downloads' tab and remove the new button, here it is:
Gist 644434 embed above