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Sourcetree - Missing option to fetch a branch in Mac

Shahar Shavit January 6, 2021


I love Sourcetree & Atlassian products.


I have a painful scenario in Sourcetree that repeats itself everyday -

I'm on a branch, I want to move to another branch but I want to move to its latest version (after pull/fetch).

In Sourcetree windows, you can right click a local branch and fetch it from origin, and its great.

In Mac, the fetch option is missing! So everytime (several times a day!) I'm opening the terminal especially for this and running fetch for this branch (git fetch origin master:master for example) and then moving to the branch.

I know I can move to the branch and then pull, but I don't want to because a lot of reasons.


Is the fetch option exists and I just missed it?

If not, can you please add it in future versions, as soon as possible :) ?



Shahar Shavit

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Povilas Mauručaitis
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May 7, 2021

There is active jira ticket for it:

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January 7, 2021


Do you have some screenshots ?

Shahar Shavit January 11, 2021

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SourceTree on Mac


Here you can see that the fetch from branch is missing.

Meaning that in order to update the branch I have to do one of the following:

- Checkout master, pull master

- Open terminal and run "git fetch origin master:master"

Shahar Shavit January 11, 2021



SourceTree on Windows


Here you can see that the fetch from branch is available.

So in order to update the branch I just click Fetch master and it runs "git fetch origin master:master", it updates the branch without switching into it (checkout).

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