In addition to the configuration for the GitHub Copilot plugin in your supported IDE, you can configure settings for GitHub Copilot on GitHub.com. The settings apply wherever you use GitHub Copilot.
Before you can start using GitHub Copilot, you will need to set up a subscription. For more information, see "Managing your GitHub Copilot subscription for your personal account" or "Managing your GitHub Copilot subscription for your organization or enterprise."
Once you have an active GitHub Copilot subscription, you can adjust GitHub Copilot settings for your personal account on GitHub in the GitHub Copilot settings. The settings apply anywhere that you use GitHub Copilot. You can configure the suggestions that GitHub Copilot offers and how GitHub uses your telemetry data.
Note: If you are a member of an organization on GitHub Enterprise Cloud who has been assigned a GitHub Copilot seat through your organization, you will not be able to configure duplication detection in your personal account settings. Your duplication detection setting will be inherited from your organization or enterprise.
Your personal settings for GitHub Copilot include an option to either allow or block code completion suggestions that match publicly available code. If you choose to block suggestions matching public code, GitHub Copilot checks code completion suggestions with their surrounding code of about 150 characters against public code on GitHub. If there is a match, or a near match, the suggestion is not shown to you.
If you choose to allow suggestions matching public code, and you accept a suggestion for which one or more matches were found, you can click through from an entry in the GitHub Copilot log to view a list of references on GitHub. For more information, see "Finding public code that matches GitHub Copilot suggestions."
In the upper-right corner of any page, click your profile photo, then click Settings.
In the left sidebar, click GitHub Copilot.
Under Suggestions matching public code, select the dropdown menu, then click Allow to allow suggestions matching public code, or Block to block suggestions matching public code.
To confirm your new settings, click Save.