How to checkout branches without effecting the submodules head pointer

I use source tree to manage my git repository. My repository has a submodule. Whenever I change the branch or create one, the submodule moves to another commit. This happens because a branch checkout is always followed by "git submodule update --recursive"

This is often not what I want. Is there a way to switch branches of the parent git repository without moving the submodule head pointer?

The only work around I have found is to open up terminal and use command line git.

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Hi Derrick! That is not possible in SourceTree, but we have a Feature request which can be found at SRCTREE-2473. You can vote for it to increase its popularity, watch it to receive updates, or add a comment. 

Cheers :)


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