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Sourcetree, default branch setting

Is there a way to set the log view default branch to current branch instead of all branches?

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This is really sloppy Atlassian. It has been over 3 years. What is going on?

+1 In my opinion there are two issues here:

  1. You cannot set that default yourself - that's a missing feature
  2. But the fact that after I do change it manually, I expect it to stay this way! and not revert back to the default and annoying "All Branches" option. That's definitely a bug!


I think my issue is that whenever I double tap a branch in the navigator, it switches to all branches, which I don't like. I can work around this by right clicking the branch and select checkout branch, but it would be nice for it not to switch the setting.

It seemed way too difficult to open a "JIRA request" for this, but I really cheer for this, would be a very useful feature!

+1 from me. Makes viewing the log MUCH easier.

+1 While it is true that one can change the view to Current Branch, this change does not stick. Please add an option to default to Current Branch and to default All Parents to First Parent.

+1 for me. 6 years later, such a small issue is still not solved. Maybe it's time to find another Git UI...

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Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Mar 03, 2014

Hey Dan, at the top of the log there is a drop down menu that is set to "All Branches" by default. You can change that to "Current Branch" and the log will only show commits from the checkout branch. Is that what you're trying accomplish?

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Jeff Thomas Atlassian Team Mar 04, 2014

Ah! I see that behaviour too. I'm not sure if that's a feature or a bug, but you may want to open up a JIRA request to fix/implement it.

+10 like steve said, but more votes

+1 here as well. Would love this. All of my colleagues are always manually switching back to "Current Branch" as well. This would save a lot of time while sifting through commits across the dozens of branches folks create over time.

+1 Would be great if there was an option to persist the branch view.

+1 Would love to have this integrated! Using SourceTree at work as we're fully integrating Atlassian, used Tower before this and was default behaviour.

+1 to this, it's incredibly confusing when ALL branches are shown when clicking through branches. That's the main reason why we're switching through the branches, right?

+1 totally agreed, it is frustrating, why is this not fixed yet?

Is it gonna fixed any time soon?

+1 Need this badly. Frustrating.

4 Yrs later, this is still an issue / inconvenience for users.  The current behavior is fine, just add a preference for us to choose what we want it to default to.  Thats all we really need. PLEASE.

+1 for me.  Apparently there's an ER that was opened in 2016 for this issue -- make sure to vote for that, as well.

And they've Closed this JIRA, and marked it as Unresolved!  We shouldn't expect this to be changed any time soon, disappointing since this is clearly a frustrating aspect of SourceTree.  Oh well, another reason to find another git UI ...

Like guyarad likes this

Recommendations for Mac?

Seriously atlassian? You don't have the resources to add one small feature that we've been waiting for so long?

Got it... I'll do my thinking.


Please. Please. It's been 6 years and it's a SINGLE FEATURE I'M DOING ALL THE TIME!


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