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Source tree locks up on large files

I have some dependency lock files that are quite large. 3Mb or greater. When I make a change to these files and they show up in source tree, source tree becomes unusable.  I believe it is trying to prepare the diff, but all I get on my Mac desktop is a spinning rainbow. I eventually have to force quite and submit via command line else I am unable to ever use source tree again.

 

Is there anyway to prevent this? 

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You could reduce the text file size or ignore diffs with the lock file name pattern, both of which would disable the preview:

Diff Prefs.png

HTH,

Brian Ganninger
Senior Mac Developer, Sourcetree

Thanks, that worked, it would be nice to fix this so that it doesn't lock up the program

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