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why Moving 'files changed' count from sidebar to the Commit toolbar item after Sourcetree 3.0

Jing Fang February 28, 2019

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After upgrading to Sourcetree 3.0,I always feel uncertain when I check the file changes, and it's easy to ignore the changed files. I believe many people are just as unaccustomed to it as I am.

So,I have a suggestion that I hope to adopt. Both in sidebar and Commit toolbar item have "files changed" count.

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Atlassian Team
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March 4, 2019

Hi @Jing Fang,

This was an intentional design change for consistency with our other status indicators (push, pull) in a repository. Please vote or comment on an existing ticket or file a new one for others to do the same in our public tracker. This helps us prioritize work for future updates.


Brian Ganninger
Principal Developer, Sourcetree

Jing Fang March 5, 2019

Hi @bgannin ,

Thank you for your reply. I'll do what you said in public tracker, but I'll still go back to version 2.7.4. I like this version better, and I hope SourceTree can add back the 'files changed' of sidebar in a later version.

Atlassian Team
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March 5, 2019

I respect your desire to have the appearance you are most comfortable with. With that said, you should try to adjust because otherwise you are avoiding security, reliability, and general quality of life improvements in the app otherwise. 

We moved the count to the toolbar not only for consistency but also to increase accessibility and visibility. A repository's sidebar can be hidden and thus a user can work with Sourcetree without ever seeing the count change there.

Jing Fang March 6, 2019

Okay, I see. I'll start trying to use the latest version.

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May 13, 2019


I understand your desire for consistency, but making an argument for moving it because the sidebar can be hidden ignores the fact that the commit icon can also be removed from the toolbar. If you truly want to make sure people see it I would have an indicator in both locations.


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