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Is it possible to change tab name?

Fernando Zorrilla January 13, 2019

This issue is driving me crazy, since I'm using a folder convention name. Every project I got need to have the code under the 'code' folder. The problem is every project looks the same :on SourceTree (currently SourceTree 1.9):

 

tabname.png

Every project is taking the 'code' folder name and this is becoming a huge problem, because I'm unable of discern one project from other.

Is there a way of changing the tab name independent from the folder name?

If you know the answer, please help me with some picture if you can!

Thank you!

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slucas
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January 21, 2022

Hi

To rename tabs, it's not much intuitive, but have to liste repositories on right part of the HMI, and right click the tab > rename

renameTabs.png

Eventually you should restart SourceTree to view changes applied

Adam Hilton
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June 30, 2022

To expand on this answer, press Ctrl+B to open the "Local repositories" panel. Alternatively, it's labeled the "Bookmarks Sidebar" in the View menu. 

CodeSmile January 5, 2024

This does not (no longer) apply to v3.1.x !

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jboada October 5, 2023

SourceTree v3.4.15.0 and the tabs keep showing the folder name :(

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November 3, 2023

I got the same problem; before the update, it worked fine, but now the tab shows the folder name regardless of the name I set for the repository.

Chris Evans
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November 15, 2023

I can confirm, version 3.4.15 is showing this issue. All tabs just show the folder name instead of the name given during the clone process.

Tothcom December 19, 2023

Fustrating issue. Solution is to move the mouse cursor over the tab to see the real repo name :) This works forever.

Tothcom January 11, 2024

SourceTree 3.4.16 [18 December 2023]

  • Fixed: Renaming tabs is broken | Tab name is different from the repository name in the bookmarks.

Works only until restart SourceTree so near to goal.

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May 23, 2019

This is driving me crazy!

We just updated to 3.1.1 of SourceTree. Now, every time I restart sourcetree the tabs change names to the folder name. So I have 6 tabs all with the title "dev". I have renamed the bookmarks, and reloaded the tabs. It looks perfect. I then restart sourcetree, and the tabs are renamed "dev". I have done this three times now. It is so frustrating.

This has only now started happening in 3.1.1. 

Robrecht Siera June 2, 2019

I confirm your observation, and you feelings about it.

Petr Felzmann
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Fernando Zorrilla January 25, 2019

Is there a way of marking an answer a 'not useful' or 'not accepted'  , 'reject answer' and / or close it ?

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bgannin
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January 14, 2019

Hi Fernando,

The folder name is shown if:

a) you open a folder that doesn't have a bookmark

b) you haven't edited a bookmark's name

If you bookmark the repositories you can rename them without it affecting the underlying folder's name. The custom name will also be shown in the tab.

I'd also recommend checking out the latest offerings as we're up to 3.0.17 on Windows in the next week with big changes coming in 3.1.

Brian Ganninger
Senior Mac Developer, Sourcetree

Fernando Zorrilla January 15, 2019

Hi Brian, thanks for your quick answer, however I don't know how or where to bookmark the repository. How do I proceed? thank you

Robrecht Siera June 2, 2019

Brian, I think you missed the fact that Fernando already talks about Bookmarked repositories. 

I have exactly the same issue as Fernando. And your reply clearly suggests that this is not possible. So I investigated it further.

This is what I discovered:
The rules you are stating are correct for bookmarked repos' that are NOT in a group. As soon as you put a bookmark in a group, then the folder name is used to display in the tab, always!

Petr Felzmann
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June 2, 2019

What are bookmark groups?

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