How to disable opening my home folder at startup?

Jan S. I'm New Here Oct 27, 2017

Every time I start Sourcetree it opens a tab for my home folder. This tab requires 10 seconds to load (and my system disk is a SSD and everything is in the file cache!). 

 

During that time SourceTree is nearly unusable.

If I close the tab and restart SourceTree the home folder tab is there again.

 

How to I permanently disable this annoying home folder tab!?

 

BTW: Opening the home folder (not the document folder) is totally useless on Windows. 

 

2 answers

0 vote

Hi Jan Peter, is it possible that your Home directory became a repository by mistake?

To check this, go to your home directory and check if there's a ".git" folder (it will be hidden). You just need to delete the .git folder and Home shouldn't show up in Sourcetree anymore. 

Let us know if this fixed your issue!

Regards,

Ana

0 vote
Jan S. I'm New Here Oct 30, 2017

No there is no .git folder in my home directory (all hidden and system files are shown). Only a .hg directory but that only contains the global "hgrc" file, "sourcetreeconfig" and "thgstatus".

Anyway from my perspective this looks like a hard-coded behavior as it is opened every time even if I close the tab before restarting Sourcetree.

 

Anyway I am not satisfied with Sourcetree. It often hangs, shows the waiting spinner or similar problems so that I have to kill the Sourcetree process. It looks like Sourcetree has severe problems with Windows 10 and/or .Net 4.7 or my system config.

 

Additionally it has problems with the git authentication (putty key) which works perfectly in command-line git as well as TortoiseGit. As I only need Sourcetree for Git this is a big problem (for HG TortoiseHg is way better than SourceTree - faster and easier to use). 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Brian Ganninger
Published Jan 23, 2018 in Sourcetree

Tip from the team: workflow and keyboard shortcuts

Supported Platforms macOS Sourcetree has a lot to offer and, like many developer tools, finding and using it all can be a challenge, especially for a new user. Everyone might not love ...

276 views 0 3
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot