To make that more discoverable might I suggest also adding this under the right-click menu?
(Which is where I was looking for it)
No, it should only be brought up once. And the selection should apply to all the others after that.
As a matter of fact I find that I always want the 'Compare Before' option.
Not sure when I would use the 'Compare After' option.
But that may be because I have not yet used SmartGit long enough.
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