I just installed Source Tree on Windows 8.1, opening the terminal doesn't works. Neither the button in the ribbon, or actions or pressing shift+alt+T, opens the terminal.
What can I do to fix this ?
Will try that -- BUT I really don't feel comfortable with it because of the potential of (sometimes subtle) incompatibility problems between an otherwise installed GIT and Sourcetree (which is one reason why Sourcetree brings its own, so it will 'fit').
Please Atlassian, make the Terminal button work again.
Thanks @jhensonWV, downgrading to 3.2.6 worked for me too.
I like Sourcetree, but nearly every time I update it, something goes wrong.
Previously, I've had issues such as OK and Cancel buttons doing the opposite thing to each other, another time it had a memory leak, which made Sourcetree unusable, and now this problem with terminal not working.
I'd like to be able to recommend Sourcetree to other developers, but every update is a gamble.
Same issue here, thanks for providing the last stable version that didn't have this bug. Here is the download to 3.26 from Atlassian (for Windows):
I also had the same problem with SourceTree 220.127.116.11 and Git 2.14.1 - Git bash not started correctly for existing repositories.
I've added Git folder to the environment's PATH, but this didn't solved the problem, next I uninstalled and installed again SourceTree (didn't help)
So i created an empty repository and... terminal worked correctly with it.
Then I copied existing repository into the newly created repository (overwrote all files) and... terminal started correctly (why it didn't work before? I don't know). It looks like and internal SourceTree's error.
And now is the best: I removed all repositories from SourceTree and instead Add command I dragged and dropped them again into SourceTree and... terminal window started working correctly.
This worked for me, as well.
I removed my bookmarked repo and tried adding it back using the Add button and dialog. The terminal command did not launch anything.
Then I removed the bookmarked repo again and tried adding it back by dragging the folder into my repo folder. Then the terminal command started working.
Note that SourceTree does not start the terminal when not in a repository (e.g. fresh install, no repo yet).
To enable the terminal, either:
Interestingly, I just installed 3.3.8 on a new computer and the terminal opened fine with the embedded Git. However, the problematic one on my other computer still couldn't open the terminal after an update. I have too many projects in bookmark and settings are too complicated to afford a clean reinstallation. Maybe someone can teach me how to do so as I may still need that one day.
Finally, I found this post
The solution works for me. I am on 3.3.8.
- Updated SourceTree to 3.3.8
- Updated Embedded Git
- Disabled "Use Git Bash as default terminal" in "Tools->Options->Git"
- Starting Terminal now launches command prompt
- Restart SourceTree
- Enabled "Use Git Bash as default terminal" in "Tools->Options->Git"
- Starting Terminal git bash now works
I was having the same problems w/ the terminal window.
I was able to get it working again. by only updating the embedded Git version. (Under Options > Git > Git Version pane > Update Embedded.
I was using Sourcetree 3.3.8 as well. It may be that the extra steps you mentioned, aren't required.
I, and others in my team are seeing the same problem as Chris.
For the record - the terminal button opens git-bash by default, and you can manually open it by running the corresponding executable. If you are using system git on windows the default location should be C:\Program Files\Git\git-bash.exe.
We're having the same problem here as well, it seems to be a little random, and some people have found that it suddenly started working again, but we don't know what caused it to start working either (theory that changing from "Use System Git" to "Use embedded Git" fixed it doesn't seem to work and was the only real lead we had).
We're on Windows 7 64-bit, SourceTree 18.104.22.168509, and Git-2.7.0-64-bit.Also have Tortoise Git installed (22.214.171.124-64bit).