Zen Writing Mode

At GitHub, we love finding new ways to help people get in the zone. Today we’re excited to announce a feature that we hope will do just that. You’ll now find a Zen Mode button on every new comment, issue, and pull request form across the site.


This will immediately launch you into Zen Writing Mode, removing all distractions so you can focus completely on writing.


You can choose between two themes—light (above), or dark (below).


To change your theme, use the switcher at the top right of your window:


Zen Mode file editing

Zen Writing Mode is designed to work best when composing regular content rather than code, so it’s also a perfect solution for writing documentation within your projects. For this reason, we’ve made it available when creating and editing files. Simply use the Zen Mode button above the file box:



We all love emoji, @mentions, and issue autocompletion, so you’ll be glad to know that they’ve all been invited to the party.


:sparkles: Happy focusing! :sparkles:

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