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My Bitbucket repository doesn't show the "Overview" page option?

Kelly ZImmermann Jun 23, 2017

On many screenshots of bitbucket repositories online and in the Atlassian documentation I see a tab on the left menu "Overview" that takes the user to an Overview Page. This does not show up in any of my repositories and I'm wondering why?

6 answers

1 vote
Ewa Zielińska Mar 09, 2018

@Ana Retamal Ortiz

I can confirm the problem. My friend wanted to exit repo used in our class, and he didn't have overview. I confirmed that I didn't have it either.

However, in other repo I always could see it. After I went there, and then back to the problematic repo, I could see Overview (but he still couldn't).

For him (and me before it fixing itself as described above) /repoowner/repo redirects to /repoowner/repo/src

I just confirmed repo owner also doesn't see the Overview, lol. And another normal user. And probably everyone else, but they are working on the project, so I haven't asked.

Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Mar 09, 2018

Hi @Ewa Zielińska! We recently added a change regarding the Overview menu in the UI, and maybe that's what you're experiencing as it's only been released for a limited number of users. However, anyone can opt-in or opt-out in the Bitbucket Labs section, you can reach it at<user>/features/ It's called 'New source browser experience' :

Screen Shot 2018-03-01 at 14.14.36.png

Let us know if you have any further questions!


Rebecca Mar 19, 2018

I found this bug too ! It's so wired than I tried almost every way I can imagine to fix this problem,all failed.I used different browsers and tried to create a new repository ,cannot solve my issue.

Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Mar 20, 2018

Hi @Rebecca, which bug are you referring to? Can you follow my explanation above and figure out if you're in old or new UI and then proceed to explain the issue you're facing?



Kornel Novak Mar 20, 2018

Hi @Ana Retamal Ortiz,

I've registered a few minutes ago and created a new  repo z*****a.  There's no overview link in the sidebar.

I would like to init the repo with existing unversioned code.



Kornel Novak Mar 20, 2018

I have the new source browser experience feature turned on.

Kornel Novak Mar 21, 2018

Ok, i turned off the feature and now I see the overview link.

Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Mar 27, 2018

Glad to hear that @Kornel Novak!

Georgie Casey May 03, 2018

i just turned off the source browser lab feature and now i can see my repo overview link and with it, MY PUSH URL! which is kinda important i'd have thought. i couldn't find it anywhere apart from the overview page

Steve Pocock May 04, 2018

I had the new source browser experience feature turned on and Overview option described in all your user guides was no where to be found. I turned off the new browser experience in the lab and the Overview option (and all the essential information it contains including the Push URL!) re-appeared.

Is the Push URL hidden somewhere in the new source browser UI that I could not find? 

Ricardo Ruvalcaba Jun 16, 2018

Hi @Ana Retamal Ortiz, I just read all of the advises and answers you provided in this post because I have the same problem: I cannot find an overview page. First, I tried to access through different browsers, on incognito mode, etc. It was all unsuccessful. Then, when I tried to turn off the "New source browser experience" clicking on the link you posted I got this error:


What should I do now?

Thanks in advance.

Ricardo Ruvalcaba Jun 19, 2018

Nevermind, I just fixed it. Thnx 4 nothing

Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Jun 21, 2018

HI Ricardo, I'm glad you figured it out. For anyone else with the same issue, you need to replace <user> in the URL I provided with your own username:<user>/features/

Hope that helps!


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Paul Johanson Jun 21, 2018

Hey @Ana Retamal Ortiz, this seems like an odd and counter-productive change. The Overview page is very helpful, I'm mostly managing developers so it's handy to see what's been happening, what's in the readme etc. etc.

Fernando Val I'm New Here May 04, 2019

Didn't work for me.

Turning "new source browser experience" off didn't bring overview page back.

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Christy Ziemba Jul 26, 2018

I wasn't seeing the Overview tab and read a few posts where Bitbucket support was pointing folks to to adjust the setting for "New source browser experience"......this setting should be turned OFF, not ON. I don't think that was clear in the message. Turn it OFF and you will see the Overview tab. 

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Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Jun 27, 2017

Hi Kelzim! I've checked your account and I was able to see the "Overview" option. If you still can not see it, please send us a screenshot to make sure we're referring to the same thing. 



Jon Bachelor Jan 30, 2018

Hello Ana,

I am currently teaching a class, and part of that class is learning about version control. I've asked students to create Bitbucket accounts for their work, and I have a few students who have reported the same issue as Kelzim -- No overview button/page.

I checked out one of the student's accounts with him, and I could find no options that may have been set inadvertently, but perhaps I'm just missing something. I even tried setting up a new test repo on this student's Bitbucket account, and sure enough, when the repo was created, there was no Overview button.

I'm attaching 3 screenshots... I apologize, I have to black-out the username, as this is a student account, but two of these shots both show a missing Overview button from the student's account. The third screenshot shows a picture of his repository that he shared with me (my username is jbachelorcsusm), and when logged into my account, I see the overview button, just like I do for all of my own repositories.

Do you have any idea what might be going on, and what I might tell students to do in order to rectify the issue? It's much more straightforward for them to share their repos with that nice, "Send Invitation" button one gets on the overview page of a repo, as opposed to drilling into repo settings, then into "User and group access".

Thanks so much for your help!




Kelly ZImmermann Jan 30, 2018

I am also still seeing this issue. Although, unlike Jon - NONE of our users are able to see the overview tab. The only reason I knew it existed is because I always see it on the documentation. Thanks!



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Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Jan 31, 2018

Hi @Jon Bachelor! What browser are they using? Can they reproduce this across different browsers and computers? Have they tried to access their accounts using the incognito mode?

I've searched for the name of the repo within the list of repos you have access to, but there are a few with the same name (I'm guessing each of them from a different student). Since you'd like to keep them anonymous, would it be possible that you give me a hint just so I can find the affected users? You could just show me the first and last letter, something like 'u******e'. If you're still not comfortable with that, let me know and I'll create a Support ticket for you.



Jon Bachelor Jan 31, 2018

Thanks so much for your super fast reply, Ana!

Let me start by asking students to try a different browser, and if that shows similar results, I'll ask them to try incognito mode as well.

If unsuccessful, I'll ask them if they are ok with me providing a username hint for you to be able to check out their account.  =)

Thanks for your help!


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Ana Retamal Ortiz Atlassian Team Jan 31, 2018

@Kelly ZImmermann, the screenshot you posted is from BB Server 4.9.1 where there's no overview. Hope that explains!

Let us know if you have any questions!


Nick Donnelly Sep 13, 2018

Why do we have to turn off a new feature? Seems like a very bad idea.

I need to delete folders from a repo.

How can I do this without disabling a new feature (that may be standard in future)?

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Alejandro Álvarez Feb 09, 2018

Hola Ana,


Tengo exactamente el mismo problema.

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