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True dark color mode

Mickaël PERRIN 2 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 7 months ago 58

Latest RC introduced a dark color scheme.

This is good but sadly when working at night the side panes are still white and occurs lot of eye strain.

I would love to see a color switch of the whole interface including panes, menus, button bar...


Log: make branch-line coloring easier to understand [SG-11160]

gsimard 2 years ago • updated by Marc Strapetz 3 months ago 63

Purple, green, pink, orange, thin/thick lines .... what branch is which?

It would be useful to have a mean to determine the branch associated to each line.

Also, hoovering the mouse cursor over a line would show the branch name and the last 'x' GIT operations made against that branch.

Topics, related to further improvements:

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"Pin" branches to the left in the log.

mmurrell 2 years ago • updated by Jonathan Mérel 12 months ago 14

In a typical workflow, I develop on a "Sprint" branch, merge code into a "Test" branch, followed by a merge into a "Production" branch. However, the ordering of commits in SmartGit can make it challenging to see exactly where my Test/Prod branches were merged. Further, it can be challenging to see if a certain commit has made it live.

I have photoshopped a sample (below) of my log to describe the desired end-case. In this example, the "Production" branch has been pinned to the left, and was randomly chosen to be yellow. The Test branch has been pinned second to the left in red. The Sprint branch has been pinned as the third branch is in Green.

All other commits on un-pinned branches revert to the display logic that currently exists in Smart-Git


GitLab: enhanced integration [SG-9710]

Marc Strapetz 2 years ago • updated by Sébastien Rombauts 1 year ago 6

Support for displaying merge requests, like for the GitHub integration

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Apply Stash: allow ability to apply selected files only

lesley_freed 2 years ago • updated by Thomas Singer 8 months ago 10

Applying a stash may fail due to conflicts. It would be helpful to be able to view what is in a stash and selectively apply a subset of the files.


All settings should be discoverable and editable in a UI dialog

Christopher Kline 1 year ago • updated by Thomas Singer 3 months ago 8

There's a large number of very useful customizations that can be made via


  1. It's very hard to know what all the available options are (they're scattered across various web pages, and these docs are sometimes updated sporadically or slowly)
  2. There's no way to know when a new setting become available unless it happens to be mentioned in the release notes (which it often is not), and you are diligent enough to read every release note
  3. When properties are removed from the application, they can remain (non-functional) in your
  4. If the setting is misspelled in, there's no obvious indication of a problem

What I would like is for a UI dialog (perhaps "Customize") to list, document (via a tooltip) and allow editing of every supported setting that can be configured in

I'm fine with the editing being raw text like it is now. I just want everything in one place.

A bonus would be a column listing what version the setting was introduced in, so it's easy to see when new settings have been added.


subtree support [SG-9149]

Marc Strapetz 2 years ago • updated by Christopher Hatton 6 days ago 1

Support for "git subtree" command (add, pull, push, merge, split) and its specific commit layout

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Log, Files view: optionally compare against working tree instead of parent commit

Marc Strapetz 2 years ago • updated 7 months ago 2

Allows to see the diff between the working tree and the selected commit.

See also:


Refresh: recognize Rename (as "git status" does), instead of showing Missing and Untracked now [SG-2361]

Victor Sorokovikov 2 years ago • updated by Marc Strapetz 1 year ago 4

Allow me rename file like git mv command. It may be context menu or auto recognition of file changes.


Show all modified line endings in diff viewers

ubruhin 1 year ago • updated by Thomas Singer 4 months ago 13

Until now, modified EOLs are nearly not visible in SmartGit. There's only a label which shows for example "EOL: Unix vx. Windows", but it's very easy to overlook it because the diff itself shows no changes.

In addition, if a file has different EOLs, SmartGit just says "EOL: Mixed" but does not show which line has which line ending. And staging/discarding them line by line is also not possible.

In my opinion, differences in EOLs should be visible in diff viewers with some kind of symbol on each line, like "git diff" does. So the user can see which line has which line ending, and can even fix them by staging or discarding line by line, just like all other changes.

This feature may be useless on Windows with "core.autocrlf=true", but on other operating systems or with "core.autocrlf=false" this would be extremely helpful because one can see and fix introduced EOL changes.