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How to show working copy bookmark's title in SourceTree's title bar instead of working copy's directory name?

Paul Hoepfner-Homme Jul 19, 2012

Loving SourceTree, but I've got a major conundrum.

I have numerous working copies of a particular software project installed in different locations. We have a "free" version and a "premium" version of the software, and within those versions I have various local installation contexts to be able to do proper compatibility testing. Because they are all working copies of the same project, they all share the same directory name (in this case it is a WordPress plugin we wrote, and it must have exactly the same directory name in all cases).

Thankfully, the repo bookmarks list allows you to rename a bookmark to distinguish the various working copies from one another, which I've done.

However, mysteriously, I can't find any way to view that distinguishing feature in the SourceTree explorer windows of these working copies. They all share the same title in their title bars - the name of the directory. I'm surprised these windows wouldn't use the bookmark name to distinguish themselves, or mention the bookmark name anywhere at all in the UI. There's actually no way I can tell which working copy a particular SourceTree window is associated with except by right-clicking a file and clicking "Reveal in Finder" to make sure.

This makes SourceTree totally impractical to use when working with multiple working copies that share the same directory name. I feel like something as obvious as this couldn't possibly have been overlooked by what is otherwise the best Git GUI I've ever used, and I probably just haven't configured something properly.

Any thoughts/help would be most appreciated!

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Steve Streeting Jul 19, 2012

That's odd, because actually SourceTree does display the bookmark name in the title bar - I have exactly the same kind of setup here and indeed, the bookmark name is how I differentiate my repo windows.

I wonder, did you open the repository window direct either from Finder/Terminal or via File > Open, and then add the bookmark later, or maybe open the unnamed repo window first then changed the bookmark name? Maybe the new name just hasn't propagated properly (it's supposed to, but I just did a quick test with renaming a bookmark here and it didn't).

Please try closing SourceTree and re-opening it to see if that solves the issue. I'll look at the propagation issue, that's a bug.

Paul Hoepfner-Homme Jul 19, 2012

Ah, sweet! Just had to restart the program to get it to work. I guess I hadn't restarted it in a week or so, and I renamed by working copy bookmarks within the last week. I did try closing the explorer windows and reopening them from the bookmarks - just hadn't tried restarting the whole program. Glad it's just a small bug. Cheers!

Steve Streeting Jul 19, 2012

Bookmark renaming / title sync bug logged here:

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