As discussed in this post: http://ariya.ofilabs.com/2013/09/fast-forward-git-merge.html, if we still want to do fast-forward merge when possible, how to do that in SourceTree? I tried both merge in SourceTree and GitHub pull request from web, both shows non-ff merge in the graph.
(in addition to @Tim Crall )
Check your global git settings in SourceTree. There is a flag called "use rebase instead of merge by default for tracked branches"
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This will typically auto-enable the checkbox below in the pull dialog/popup:
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turn off if you want to auto-detecting best (git default merge without options).
turn on the field above if you want to force a merge point, this is typically what you want when you close feature branches.
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