Sourcetree sometimes showing changes from some arbitrary commit

For instance, after clicking on HEAD, I see

Displaying all changes between 19e9eb6b0c81aaa80227a15357d2b9e5ba3053cc and working copy


Since that 19e9 is ancient, this diff takes ages.  The only way I have found to "fix" this is to close SourceTree and reopen it.  Is this a feature of sourcetree I am somehow triggering and how do I turn it off when I enable it?

If this is a bug, is it a known one that will be fixed soon?  when it happens, it pretty much mandates closing SourceTree as every operation takes minutes to complete.

Note, this isn't when using shift to select multiple items.  This is single clicking without modifiers pressed.  Though a modifier key might have been pressed earlier but isn't anymore.  Pressing and releasing mod keys (alt/ctrl/shift) does not fix it.


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Hi Brian, this actually sounds like it could be a bug. Please provide some more information so we can reproduce it:

  • Which version of SourceTree and OS are you using? 
  • Which diff tool are you using?
  • Does it only happen with this ancient commit?




Beyond Compare for Diff

Windows 10 OS


The commit isn't always the same one.  But certain commits seem to come up often.


When I notice it broken is often shortly after having tabbed back into the program.  So it could be an issue with what's done when SourceTree is not in focus.

IE, work in Visual Studio.  Tab to SourceTree to check diffs/commit working change/etc.  Suddenly diff window has one item highlighted but the diff is across a large number and takes forever to generate/refresh.


It seems if I check/uncheck the show all branches it will fix the problem without restarting.

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