I've seen this problem reported since SourceTree 2.7 and I can't believe it's still not fixed in 2+ years, therefore I hope I'm doing something wrong.
SourceTree consumes all of MacBook's CPU while doing exactly nothing.
1) Open SourceTree
2) Open a Repository (BigBucket connected - I don't know if this matters?)
3) Do exactly nothing
4) Watch the CPU consumption to grow and grow above >200% - untilt the MacBook's fan goes crazy
I had been dealing with this issue for way too long and and finally found a solution.
1. Close SourceTree
2. Install Github Desktop - https://desktop.github.com/
3. Never use SourceTree again
It's unfortunate that this issue hasn't fixed by Atlassian. SourceTree is a great app but this is a deal breaker. I can't continue living in fear that my idle Git client is going to start using 120%+ cpu every time I have it open (aka always).
I was having the same issue forever. I found this:
Read down to the part about Keychain. I had a bad account in my keychain, and it was causing these exact CPU issues. Removed the bad entries in Keychain, and now everything is just fine.
I'm stuck in my ways and I don't want to learn a new Git client right now :-). It seems that a workaround is to hide (Cmd-H) SourceTree, and the CPU usage quickly drops to 0% while hidden. Not ideal, but it soon becomes muscle memory when you stop actively looking at the SourceTree window.
Ok folks, I solved it in an unusual way, not suitable for everyone but wanted to share.
I got super-frustrated about Atlassian because there is no way to contact their customer support and Atlassian stuff is absolutely unresponsive in this forum.
A week ago I stopped using SourceTree and shifted to Visual Studio code with Git History plugin. It works excellent for me. Not only have I solved my CPU problem but I also got some more features that I've been waiting for for long-long time, such as:
Thanks to the community driven nature of VSCode plugins it's much more actively developed than the abandoned SourceTree.
I think it is a no way back for me.
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