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Create branch on "working directory" creates revision 11111 instead of last known commit #6597

nmat opened this issue May 18, 2019 · 1 comment · Fixed by #6604


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commented May 18, 2019

Current behaviour

I wanted to create a branch on the current branch selected "master" for example to do a merge request but didn't look where I stood in the current tree of commits so just hit Ctrl+B

Standing on "Working Directory" showed this dialog:


There is no way to add this and then create commits to it. To fix this I had to go out from that dialog and then select the last known commit in the tree and create a branch.


Then it works.

Expected behaviour

Either add branch from last known commit in the tree or make selecting the last known commit in the dialog.

Or just skip and do not allow creating a branch on "Working directory"

Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to any repo
  2. Select the "Working directory" commit in the tree
  3. Ctrl+B to create a new branch

Its happened on all the repos I have tested so far including GitExtensionDocs repo

Did this work in previous version of GitExtensions

Not sure


  • Git Extensions
  • Build bb1687f
  • Git
  • Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0
  • .NET Framework 4.7.3416.0
  • DPI 96dpi (no scaling)

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commented May 18, 2019

do not allow creating a branch on "Working directory"

That is what should be done

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