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Prevent automatic fetching in Sourcetree

This is quite common when I enter a git repo:

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Is there an option to prevent automatic fetching of submodules? Afterwards it starts to download the submodule from github like crazy without even asking if I want to pull.

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You can disable automatic background fetching globally in Preferences > General > Check default remotes for updates every X minutes (uncheck the box).

You can also do it per repo in Settings > Advanced.

Note that in the latest version of Sourcetree the global fetch settings are in Tools > Options > General instead of Preferences > General.

The automatic fetching also makes the git flow workflow a complete pain since you always have to switch back to develop to pull, then back to your feature branch to finish the feature.. this process can definitely be simplified through sourcetree.

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