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Download GitHub Desktop 2.9.4

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What's new in this version:

GitHub Desktop 2.9.4
Added:
- Add syntax mapping for HAML
- Add support for WezTerm on macOS
- Add a menu item to view a committed file change on GitHub

Fixed:
- Diffs are scrolled to the top when switching between files
- Fix SSH prompt for unknown hosts in some scenarios
- Apply syntax highlighting when viewing a small change for the first time
- Wrap long email addresses in the misattributed commit warning popover
- Refresh diffs when application receives focus
- Only consider tokens invalid when 401 error comes from GitHub Enterprise
- Show "add repo" dialog when opening repo from CLI
- Continue merge flow after merge conflicts are resolved with external conflict tool
- Prevent crash on successful merge after conflicts resolved
- Use same width for hunk expansion handles as we do for line numbers
- Use the correct icon for diff expansion

Improved:
- Add offending file name to the file exceeds size limit error
- Show a message explaining why line selection is disabled when hiding whitespace
- Upgrade embedded Git to v2.32.0 on macOS, and to v2.32.0.windows.2 on Windows
- Remove gaps in the commit message container revealing a different background
- Add clearer verbiage in the "remove repository" dialog
- Update grammar for "repo deletion" and "couldn't find pull request" error messages
- Show confirmation dialog for SSH host key verification


GitHub Desktop 2.9.3
Fixed:
- Fix Notepad++ and RStudio integration on Windows
- Add minor version support for JetBrains IDEs on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.9.2
Fixed:
- Fix scrolling performance issue for large diffs


GitHub Desktop 2.9.1
Added:
- Add Fluent Terminal shell support
- Add support for IntelliJ CE for macOS
- Show number of lines changed in a commit

Fixed:
- Enable 'Open in External Editor' for bat/cmd/sh/exe files
- Green circle in progress dialog remains round when commits have long descriptions
- History tab shows all commits as the user scrolls down
- Remove border of Repository and Branch foldouts in dark theme
- Render links in commit messages when they are at the beginning of a line
- Show co-authors from undone commits
- Show SSH prompts (key passphrase, adding host, etc.) to users via dialog

Improved:
- Add support for more versions of JetBrains IDEs on Windows
- Change the diff gutter width based on number of lines in diff
- Check invalidated tokens and prompt the user to sign in again
- Double-click an option when switching branches to confirm how changed files are handled
- Improve auth error and prompt to suggest the user use a PAT instead of password
- Increase visibility of misattributed commit warning in dark mode
- Reduce time needed to make a commit
- Use "Recycle Bin" name only on Windows
- Windows users can use the system OpenSSH for their Git repositories


GitHub Desktop 2.9.0
New:
- Reorder commits with drag and drop in your commit history
- Create a branch from any commit in your history
- Amend the most recent commit on your branch
- Squash commits in the history tab with drag and drop and a context menu
- Squash and merge option available when merging branches

Added:
- Add support for Sublime Text 4 on Windows

Improved:
- Show warning before undoing commit if it potentially conflicts with changes in working directory

Fixed:
- Remove extra space in drag & drop tooltips


GitHub Desktop 2.8.3
Fixed:
- Renamed repositories no longer clash with new repositories of the same name
- Expanding files no longer shows duplicated lines
- Long emails are truncated in the Git config

Improved:
- Allow copying branch and repository names to clipboard
- Allow creating a new branch from filtering by just hitting Enter


GitHub Desktop 2.8.2
- Change log not available for this version


GitHub Desktop 2.8.1
- Fixed: Disable partial change selection in split view while whitespace changes are hidden


GitHub Desktop 2.8.0
New:
- Expand diffs to view more context around your changes
- Create aliases for repositories you want to be displayed differently in the repository list

Added:
- Hide whitespace in diffs on Changes tab

Fixed:
- Show correct state of remote branch when deleting local branches3
- Display the full branch name in a tooltip when hovering over a branch in the branches

Improved:
- Display full progress description when cloning a repository
- Cherry-pick multiple non-sequential commits
- Create a branch during cherry-picking via drag and drop
- Show an alert when the app fails to move itself to the Applications folder on macOS
- Use a save dialog when choosing where to clone a repo


GitHub Desktop 2.7.2
Added:
- Create branch during cherry-picking via the context menu
- Suggest macOS users move the app to `/Applications` to prevent issues

Fixed:
- Undo cherry-picking onto a remote branch now works as expected
- Dragging commits onto current branch no longer results in a broken state
- Get correct commit summary info in rebase

Improved:
- Cancel drag operation with escape key
- Cherry-pick commits onto a pull request with drag and drop
- Option to change the spellcheck language to English for Windows users whose system language is not English
- Update how privacy and usage stats info is communicated
- Remote Git operations are faster and less prone to errors on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.7.1
New:
- Cherry-picking is available! Copy commits from one branch to another using drag and drop or from a context menu

GitHub Desktop 2.7.0
Added:
- Add support for RStudio Editor
Improved:
- Use system theme as default


GitHub Desktop 2.6.6
Fixed:
- Commit attribution warning is not shown for emails with different capitalization

Improved:
- Upgrade embedded Git to v2.29.3 on macOS, and to v2.29.2.windows.4 on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.6.5
- Fixed: Performing remote Git operations could crash the app


GitHub Desktop 2.6.4
Added:
- Allow users to rename and delete branches via a new context menu on branches in the branches list

Fixed:
- Allow users to modify git config on a per repository basis
- The app is not maximized on macOS every time the user clicks on the app's icon in the dock
- Always respect the default branch name chosen by the user
- Notepad++ does not close when GitHub Desktop closes

Improved:
- Update app icon for Windows
- Suggest emails from GitHub accounts and warn about misattributed commits in the commit message area
- Suggest emails from GitHub accounts and warn about misattributed commits in onboarding and preferences
- Remote Git operations are faster and less prone to errors on Windows
- Automatic branch fast-forwarding is now faster


GitHub Desktop 2.6.3
Improved:
- Upgrade embedded Git to v2.29.2
- Enable spellcheck on commit summary and description
- Update app icon for macOS

Fixed:
- Remote Git operations (like cloning a repo) won't fail on old macOS versions
- Fast-forward all possible branches except the current branch when fetching


GitHub Desktop 2.6.2
Improved:
- Upgrade embedded Git LFS to 2.13.2

Fixed:
- Pull requests no longer fail to update until the user switches repositories
- Fork behavior changes are now reflected in the app immediately
- Checking out a pull request from a fork for the first time now correctly identifies the remote branch to create the branch from
- Don't offer to stash changes when clicking on the currently checked out branch in the branch list
- Forked repository remotes are no longer removed when there are local branches tracking them
- Avoid bright flash for users of the dark theme when launching the app maximized
- VSCodium is now detected as an editor on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.6.1
Improved:
- Clearer menu label for reverting commits

Fixed:
- Refresh branches after creating a new branch
- Correct image diff swipe mode layout
- Very large text diffs could cause the app to crash when viewed in split diff mode
- Let the user know when a checkout fails due to use of assume-unchanged or skip-worktree
- Always show confirmation prompt before overwriting existing stash entry
- The fullscreen keyboard shortcut on macOS now works when using split diff mode


GitHub Desktop 2.6.0
New:
- Split diffs! Toggle between viewing diffs in split or unified mode

Added:
- Use Page down, Page up, Home, and End keys to navigate and select items in lists
- Add `toml` syntax highlight
- Add support for Nova as external editor on macOS

Fixed:
- Restore Windows menu keyboard accessibility
- Actions in context menu of a non-selected file act on the chosen one instead of the previous one
- Correct title bar height on macOS Big Sur
- Fix broken issues links in release notes
- Fix overflow issues with long branch names
- Images fit correctly in the diff view when their sizes have changed
- Repository indicator refresh can no longer be manually triggered when disabled
- Resolving a conflicted file added in both the source and target branch no longer results in merge conflict markers appearing in the merge commit
- Small partial commit of very large text files no longer intermittently fails due to unexpected diff results
- Long commit message are scrollable again

Removed:
- Sign in to GitHub.com with username/password is no longer supported to improve account security


GitHub Desktop 2.5.7
Improved:
- Upgrade embedded Git LFS


GitHub Desktop 2.5.6
New:
- Newly created repositories use 'main' as the default branch name
- Users can configure the default branch name in Preferences/Options
- Show status of GitHub Action runs for pull requests
- Differentiate between draft and regular Pull Requests

Added:
- Periodic background fetch and status updates can now be disabled in the Advanced section of Preferences/Options
- Syntax highlighting for ASP.Net and unified diff / patch

Improved:
- Allow renaming the default branch
- Show which files are blocking a merge-like operation
- Updated icons and border radiuses to align with GitHub.com
- Show loading indicator when committing a merge
- Show confirmation that branch is already up to date when merging from default branch
- Enter key now initiates action in rebase and merge dialogs
- After failing to move a repository to Trash, show error and keep the repository listed in Desktop
- Email address validation in welcome flow and preferences dialog
- Show helpful error when attempting to clone non-existent or inaccessible GitHub repositories

Fixed:
- Don't update submodules when discarding files
- Full screen notification is removed after a few seconds when starting the app in full screen
- Update rebase progress parser to parse output from the merge rebase backend
- Only show full screen toast notification when making the app window full-screen
- Ensure application window doesn't overlap second monitor
- Use UNIX line endings in WSL GitHub helper script

Removed:
- Remove setting to disable all certificate validation in favor of new best-effort approach


GitHub Desktop 2.5.5
Fixed:
- Don't update submodules when discarding files
- Clicking on a branch in the compare branch list resets focus to the filter text box


GitHub Desktop 2.5.4
Added:
- Suggest to stash changes when trying to do an operation that requires a clean working directory
- Autocomplete users and issues from upstream repository when working in a fork
- Add Alacritty shell support

Fixed:
- Correct branch name in commit button when on an unborn branch
- Fix "Show in Explorer" in Windows when there are other files with the same name as the project folder
- Open the repository folder when clicking on "Show in Finder" in macOS
- Don't expand paths in the PATH environment variable during installation
- Prevent multiple search inputs from appearing in diffs
- Unable to toggle lines for partial commit of very large text files
- Fix BBEdit integration
- Fix VoiceOver navigation to re-enter application content in macOS
- Repositories with historical commits containing filenames with backslashes can now be cloned on Windows
- Valid gitignore files are now created for new Clojure, Fortran and Kotlin repositories in Windows

Improved:
- Enable discarding submodule working directory changes
- Surface progress estimation when cloning LFS repositories
- Performance and accuracy improvement when autocompleting issues and users
- Show only one error dialog when dragging multiple invalid folders to Desktop
- Pull request list is now keyboard accessible
- On Windows the Home and End keys can now be used to navigate lists
- Show progress spinner while waiting for a removed repository to get moved to trash (Windows)
- Dialogs now clear filter text boxes on Escape and closes on double Escape
- Display the selected changes count in the changes list header tooltip


GitHub Desktop 2.5.3
Added:
- Stash changes without switching branches
- Discard selection of lines from a file

Fixed:
- Display more readable messages for errors when cloning a repository
- Support launching Desktop from WSL on Windows
- Select correct branch to compare when two branches have similar names
- Make Ctrl/Cmd+W shortcut work in all dialogs
- Fix links when text wrapping is required in commit summaries
- Prevent crash when an opened repository doesn't have an owner on GitHub
- Sign in correctly when pressing "Enter" on the username/password authentication form
- Maintain selected files when navigating back to the Changes tab
- Maintain selected files when deleting a stash

Improved:
- Remove redundant progress text from Git error messages
- Remove flicker when switching between files in the changes tab
- Remove space between the number and the percent sign when showing the progress of a clone operation
- Automatically disable username and password authentication when the API no longer supports it


GitHub Desktop 2.5.1
- Fixed: enable setting to more easily work with maintained forks


GitHub Desktop 2.5.0
New:
- Add, push, and view Git tags on commit history in Desktop

Added:
- Offer option to choose file from one branch or the other when resolving merge conflicts
- Add context menu for highlighted text in diff view

Fixed:
- Retain default branch option in "Create Branch" dialog when user focuses away from Desktop

Improved:
- Clean up copy for onboarding sign-in flow
- Emphasize signing in to GitHub via browser due to username/password deprecation
- Improve error message when publishing a private repository fails
- Offer to retry if cloning a repository fails


GitHub Desktop 2.4.3
- Change log not available for this version


GitHub Desktop 2.4.2
Fixed:
- Prevent autocomplete suggestions from overlapping when loading many results
- Update embedded Git to address security vulnerability

Improved:
- Redesign metadata shown in commit history


GitHub Desktop 2.4.1
Added:
- Indicate which commits have not yet been pushed to the remote in "History" tab
- Add support for JetBrains Rider as external editor
- Add support for Notepad++ as external editor on Windows

Fixed:
- Update install location of Typora to fix detection issue
- Restore developer tools accelerator on Windows
- Use upstream repository in commit message links to GitHub
- Reset scroll position to the top of the history tab after switching repositories
- Allow user to cancel rebase flow when warned about force pushing
- Update embedded Git to address security vulnerability

Improved:
- Lighten scrollbars in dark theme for higher contrast
- Display pull requests from upstream repository in pull request list


GitHub Desktop 2.4.0
New:
- Set Git proxy environment variables from system configuration automatically

Added:
- Enable creating a GitHub issue from app menu and keyboard shortcut
- Add editor support for IntelliJ Idea on macOS
- Add editor support for PhpStorm and update WebStorm
- Add shell support for Windows Terminal
- Support keyboard scrolling in diffs

Fixed:
- Ensure branch protection warning works when branch names contain special characters
- Ensure intro page is responsive when resizing the window
- Ensure local branch is also deleted when deleting a branch that no longer exists on the remote
- Restore negative space in "Files selected" graphic for Dark Theme
- Support selecting text in error dialogs
- Prevent bringing changes to another branch from failing silently
- Save the user's position within "History" and "Changes" tabs when switching

Improved:
- Update the remote url when a repository's name changes on GitHub
- Allow "Open in Desktop" button from pull requests on GitHub to open in a local fork in Desktop
- Support automatically switching between Dark and Light Theme on Windows
- Format errors containing raw Git output with fixed-width font
- Modify "View on GitHub" menu item to open upstream for local fork repositories
- Create new branches in forks from the default branch of the upstream repo
- Graduate Dark Theme out of beta


GitHub Desktop 2.3.1
Fixed:
- Don't display erroneous Git error when creating a fork
- Remove stray characters from Git progress indicators on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.3.0
New:
- Prompt users to create a fork if they fail to push to a GitHub repository due to permissions
- Show link to upstream pull requests in pull request list of a fork
- Show a warning if the user doesn't have write access to push to the repository and offer to make a fork
- Provide configuration in Preferences to always bring or leave changes when switching branches
- Prompt users to re-authorize if required by any of their GitHub organizations

Fixed:
- Show proper dialog when push fails due to missing workflow scope
- Take users to the correct page on GitHub.com when opening a pull request in browser from a fork
- Don't suggest creating a pull request if the current branch has an open pull request targeting an upstream repo
- Remove false branch protection warning when switching branches
- Show branch protection warning after checking out protected branches outside Desktop

Improved:
- Only show branch protection warning when changed files are present
- Show an error when editing a Git configuration file fails due to existing lock file
- Update design and layout for GitHub Desktop preferences


GitHub Desktop 2.2.4
- New: Warn when committing to a protected branch
- New: Warn when committing to a repository you don't have write access to
- Added: Adding integration for Xcode as external editor
- Fixed: Update embedded Git to address security vulnerabilities
- Fixed:Changed wording to match git autocrlf behavior
- Fixed: Don't dismiss dialogs when dragging from the dialog to the backdrop
- Fixed: Fix arrow key navigation of Changes and History lists
- Fixed: Handle multibyte characters in names
- Fixed: Keep PR badge on top of progress bar
- Fixed: Prevent application crash when background process spawn fails
- Fixed: Show autocomplete suggestions on top of CodeMirror author input
- Fixed: Standardize dialogs' button orders
- Improved: Make no newline indicator in file diffs readable by screenreaders


GitHub Desktop 2.2.3
- Fixed: Prevent text overflow in crash dialog
- Fixed: Address warnings on macOS Catalina preventing app from opening after install
- Improved: Update to most recent gitignore templates


GitHub Desktop 2.2.2
Added:
- Onboarding tutorial animations help guide users to the next action
- Prompt users to re-authenticate if they are unable to push changes to a workflow file

Improved:
- Starting the tutorial is more prominent when getting started with GitHub Desktop
- Use a different editor if previously selected editor cannot be found


GitHub Desktop 2.2.1
Fixed:
- Improperly formatted url pre-filled in "Clone Repository" dialog
- VSCodium integration on macOS
- Partially hidden icon in "Open Pull Request" button


GitHub Desktop 2.2.0
New:
- Interactive tutorial for new users to become productive using Git and GitHub more quickly

Added:
Support pushing workflow files for GitHub Actions to GitHub.com
Enforce web flow authentication for users who are part of orgs using single sign-on
Support CodeRunner as an external editor
Support VSCodium as an external editor

Fixed:
- Commit description shadow visibility updates when typing
- Commit summaries with comma delimited issues are not parsed
- File path truncation in merge conflicts dialog
- Git configuration fields in onboarding were not pre-filled from user's profile
- Keep conflicting untracked files when bringing changes to another branch
- Make app's version selectable in "About" dialog

Improved:
- Application menu bar is visible when no repositories have been added to the app
- Support stashing lots of untracked files on Windows
- Surface errors from branch creation to user


GitHub Desktop 2.1.3
Fixed:
- Changes from remote branch erroneously displayed on corresponding branch on Desktop
- Sign-in flow for Windows users not possible via OAuth


GitHub Desktop 2.1.2
Added:
- Syntax highlighting support for 20 more programming languages
- Kitty shell support for macOS
- Atom editor support on Windows for beta and nightly channels

Fixed:
- File checkboxes and line selection in diffs are not disabled when committing
- Small images are scaled down too much in two-up image rendering
- Manual conflict resolution for binary files always chooses same version
- Branch pruner errors on "orphaned" branches
- Prevent CodeMirror search plugin from stealing registered global keyboard shortcuts
- Update embedded Git on Windows to remove erroneous errors
- Menu state not updated for macOS after performing some actions
- Error message could appear outside the boundary of its container

Improved:
- Improved error handling when trying to rebase a ref that doesn't exist
- Expand hover area on repository list items
- Always fast forward recent branches after fetch
- Ensure recent branches are updated during remote interactions


GitHub Desktop 2.1.1
- Fixed: Update embedded Git on Windows to address security vulnerability


GitHub Desktop 2.1.0
New:
- Branches that have been merged and deleted on GitHub.com will now be pruned after two weeks

Added:
- Search text within diffs using shortcut
- Keyboard shortcut for "Discard All Changes" menu item

Fixed:
- Repository name moves cursor to end in "Create Repository" dialog
- Keyboard navigation inside "Compare Branch" list
- New repository does not write description into README
- Disable "Discard" and "Restore" buttons while restoring stash
- "Unable to restore" warning message appears momentarily when restoring stash
- Unresponsive app on macOS if user switches away from file dialog
- Launching app on Windows after being maximized does not restore correct window state

Improved:
- Update mentions of "Enterprise" to "Enterprise Server" in app
- Update license and .gitignore templates for initializing a new repository
- "Authentication failed" dialog provides more help to diagnose issue


GitHub Desktop 2.0.4
Fixed:
- Refresh for Enterprise repositories did not handle API error querying branches
- Missing "Discard all changes" context menu in Changes header
- "Select all" keyboard shortcut not firing on Windows


GitHub Desktop 2.0.3
- Fixed: Crash when loading repositories after signing in through the welcome flow


GitHub Desktop 1.6.6
Fixed:
- Clicking "Undo" doesn't repopulate summary in commit form
- Handle error when unable to create log file for app
- Crash when selecting text while the underlying diff changes


GitHub Desktop 1.6.5
- Change log not available for this version


GitHub Desktop 1.6.4

Fixed:
- Embedded Git not working for core.longpath usage in some environments
- "Recover missing repository" can get stuck in a loop


GitHub Desktop 1.6.3

New:
- Display "pull with rebase" if a user has set this option in their Git config

Fixed:
- Context menu does not open when right clicking on the edges of files in Changes list
- Display question mark in image when no commit selected in dark theme
- No left padding for :emoji:/@user/#issue autocomplete forms
- Reinstate missing image and update illustration in dark theme when no local changes exist
- Resizing the diff area preserves text selection range
- Text selection in wrapped diff lines now allows selection of individual lines

Improved:
- Add option to fetch when a user needs to pull changes from the remote before pushing
- Enable Git protocol v2 for fetch/push/pull operations
- Moving mouse pointer outside visible diff while selecting a range of lines in a partial commit now automatically scrolls the diff
- Sign in form validates both username and password
- Update GitHub logo in "About" dialog


GitHub Desktop 1.6.2

Added:
- Allow users to also resolve manual conflicts when resolving merge conflicts
- Automatic switching between Dark and Light modes on macOS
- Crystal and Julia syntax highlighting
- Lua and Fortran syntax highlighting

Fixed:
- Abbreviated commits are not long enough for large repositories
- App menu bar visible on hover on Windows when in "Let’s get started" mode
- Fix pointy corners on commit message text area
- Inconsistent "Reveal in …" labels for context menus
- Merge conflict conflict did not ask user to resolve some binary files
- Prevent concurrent fetches between user and status indicator checks
- Remember scroll positions in History and Changes lists

Improved:
- Guided merge conflict resolution only commits changes relevant to the merge
- Use higher contrast color for links in "Merge Conflicts" dialog
- Add link to all release notes in Release Notes dialog
- Arrow for renamed/copied changes when viewing commit
- Updated verbiage for ignoring the files


GitHub Desktop 1.6.1
- Fixed: Don't show "No local changes" view when switching between changed files


GitHub Desktop 1.5.1

Added:
- Provide keyboard shortcut for getting to commit summary field
- Add hover states on list items and tabs
- Add Dockerfile syntax highlighting
- Support Visual SlickEdit as an external editor

Fixed:
- Allow repositories to be cloned to empty folders
- Prevent creating branch with detached HEAD from reverting to default branch
- Fix "Open In External Editor" for Atom/VS Code on Windows when paths contain spaces
- Persist Branch List and Pull Request List filter text
- Retain renamed branches position in recent branches list
- Prevent avatar duplication when user is co-author and committer
- Provide keyboard selection for the "Clone a Repository" dialog
- Close License & Open Source Notices dialog upon pressing "Enter" in dialog
- Dismiss "Merge into Branch" dialog with escape key
- Focus branch selector when comparing to branch from menu
- Reverse fold/unfold icons for expand/collapse commit summary

Improved:
- Allow toggling between diff modes
- Show focus around full input field
- Make lists scroll to bring selected items into view
- Consistently order the options for adding a repository
- Clear merge conflicts banner after there are no more conflicted files


GitHub Desktop 1.5.0

New:
- Clone, create, or add repositories right from the repository dropdown
- Drag-and-drop to add local repositories from macOS tray icon

Added:
- Resolve merge conflicts through a guided flow
- Allow merging branches directly from branch dropdown
- Commit file list now has "Copy File Path" context menu action
- Keyboard shortcut for "Rename Branch" menu item
- Notify users when a merge is successfully completed

Fixed:
- "Compare on GitHub" menu item enabled when no repository is selected
- Diff viewer blocks keyboard navigation using reverse tab order
- Launching Desktop from browser always asks to clone repository
- Publish dialog displayed on push when repository is already published

Improved:
- "Publish Repository" dialog handles emoji characters
- Avoid repository checks when no path is specified in "Create Repository" dialog
- Clarify the direction of merging branches
- Default commit summary more explanatory and consistent with GitHub.com
- Display a more informative message on merge dialog when branch is up to date
- Getting a repository's status only blocks other operations when absolutely necessary
- Display current branch in header of merge dialog
- Sanitize repository name before publishing to GitHub
- Show the branch name in "Update From Default Branch" menu item
- Update license and .gitignore templates for initializing a new repository


GitHub Desktop 1.4.2

New:
- Show resolved conflicts as resolved in Changes pane

Added:
- Add Terminator, MATE Terminal, and Terminology shells

Fixed:
- Update embedded Git to version 2.19.1 for security vulnerability fix
- Always show commit history list when History tab is clicked
- Stop overriding the protocol of a detected GitHub repository
- Update sign in error message
- Correct overflowing T&C and License Notices dialogs

Improved:
- Add default commit message for single-file commits
- Refresh commit list faster after reverting commit via UI
- Add repository path to Remove repository dialog
- Display whether user entered incorrect username or email address
- Update Discard Changes dialog text when discarding all changes


GitHub Desktop 1.4.1

Added:
- Support for opening repository in Cygwin terminal

Fixed:
- 'Compare to Branch' menu item not disabled when modal is open
- Co-author form does not show/hide for newly-added repository
- Desktop command line always suffixes `.git` to URL when starting a clone
- Dialog styling issue for dark theme users on Windows
- No message shown when filter returns no results in Clone Repository view

Improved:
- Branch names cannot start with a '+' character
- Clone dialog re-runs filesystem check when re-focusing on Desktop
- Commit disabled when commit summary is only spaces
- Commit summary expander sometimes shown when not needed
- Error handling when looking for merge base of a missing ref
- Warning if branch exists on remote when creating branch


GitHub Desktop 1.4.0

New:
- When an update is available for GitHub Desktop, release notes can be viewed in Desktop
- Detect merge conflicts when comparing branches

Fixed:
- Avoid double checkout warning when opening a pull request in Desktop
- Error when publishing repository is now associated with the right tab
- Disable affected menu items when on detached HEAD
- Show border when commit description is expanded
- GitLab URL which corresponds to GitHub repository of same name cloned GitHub repository
- Caret in co-author selector is hidden when dark theme enabled
- Authenticating to GitHub Enterprise fails when user has no emails defined

Improved:
- Avoid multiple lookups of default remote


GitHub Desktop 1.3.5

Fixed:
- Disable delete button while deleting a branch
- History now avoids calling log.showSignature if set in config
- Start blocking the ability to add local bare repositories
- Revert workaround for tooltip issue on Windows

Improved:
- Error message when publishing to missing organisation
- Don't hide commit details when commit description is expanded


GitHub Desktop 1.3.4

Improved:
- Cloning message uses remote repo name not file destination
- Support VSCode user scope installation


GitHub Desktop 1.3.3

Fixed:
- Maximize and restore app on Windows does not fill available space
- 'Clone repository' menu item label is obscured on Windows
- User can toggle files when commit is in progress

Improved:
- Repository indicator background work


GitHub Desktop 1.3.2

Fixed:
- Bug fix for background checks not being aware of missing repositories
- Check the local state of a repository before performing Git operations
- Switch to history view for default branch when deleting current branch during a compare
- Handle missing .git directory inside a tracked repository


GitHub Desktop 1.3.1
- Fixed: Background Git operations on missing repositories are not handled as expected


GitHub Desktop 1.2.6
- Fixed: Visual indicator for upcoming feature should not be shown


GitHub Desktop 1.2.5
- Fixed: Feature flag for upcoming feature not applied correctly


GitHub Desktop 1.2.4

New:
- Dark Theme preview

Added:
- Syntax highlighting for Cake files
- WebStorm support for macOS

Fixed:
- Compare tab appends older commits when scrolling to bottom of list
- Remove temporary directory after Git LFS operation completes
- Unable to compare when two branches exist
- Unhandled errors when refreshing pull requests fails

Improved:
- Remove context menu needs to hint if a dialog will be shown
- Upgrade embedded Git LFS
- Update banner message clarifies that only Desktop needs to be restarted
- Discard Changes context menu entry should contain ellipses when user needs to confirm
- Initializing syntax highlighting components
- Only show overflow shadow when description overflows
- Changes tab displays number of changed files instead of dot


GitHub Desktop 1.2.3

Fixed:
- No autocomplete when searching for co-authors
- Error when checking out a PR from a fork


GitHub Desktop 1.2.2

Fixed:
- Make cURL/schannel default to using the Windows certificate store
- Restore text selection highlighting in diffs


GitHub Desktop 1.2.1

Added:
- Brackets support for macOS
- Pull request number and author are included in fuzzy-find filtering

Fixed:
- Decreased the max line length limit
- Updated embedded Git to 2.17.1 to address upstream security issue

Improved:
- Display the difference in file size of an image in the diff view


GitHub Desktop 1.2.0

New:
- History now has ability to compare to another branch and merge outstanding commits
- Support for selecting more than one file in the changes list
- Render bitmap images in diffs

Added:
- Add PowerShell Core support for Windows and macOS
- Add MacVim support for macOS
- Syntax highlighting for JavaServer Pages (JSP)
- Syntax highlighting for Haxe files
- Syntax highlighting for R files

Fixed:
- 'Open in Shell' on Linux ensures Git is on PATH
- Pressing 'Enter' on filtered Pull Request does not checkout
- Alert icon shrinks in rename dialog when branch name is long
- 'Open in Desktop' performs fetch to ensure branch exists before checkout
- 'Open in Default Program' on Windows changes the window title
- Skip fast-forwarding when there are many eligible local branches
- Image diffs not working for files with upper-case file extension
- Syntax highlighting not working for files with upper-case file extension
- Error when creating Git LFS progress causes clone to fail
- 'Open File in External Editor' always opens a new instance
- 'Select All' shortcut now works for changes list

Improved:
- Automatically add valid repository when using command line interface
- Always fast-forward the default branch
- Warn when trying to rename a published branch
- Added context menu for files in commit history
- Discarding all changes always prompts for confirmation
- Getting list of changed files is now more efficient when dealing with thousands of files
- Checking out a Pull Request may skip unnecessary fetch
- Commit summary now has a hint to indicate why committing is disabled
- Pull request status text now matches format on GitHub
- Add escape hatch to disable hardware acceleration when launching


GitHub Desktop 1.1.1

New:
- Render WebP images in diffs

Fixed:
- Edit context menus in commit form input elements
- Escape behavior for Pull Request list does not match Branch List
- Keep caret position after inserting completion for emoji/mention
- Handle error events when watching files used to get Git LFS output
- Potential race condition when opening a fork pull request
- Show placeholder image when no pull requests found
- Disable commit summary and description inputs while commit in progress
- Ensure pull request cache is cleared after last pull request merged
- Focus two-factor authentication dialog on input
- Branches button no longer disabled while on an unborn branch
- Delete gitignore file when all entries cleared in Repository Settings
- Add visual indicator that a folder can be dropped on Desktopsilaos!
- Attempt to focus the application window on macOS after signing in via the browser
- Refresh issues when user manually fetches

Improved:
- Add `Discard All Changes...` to context menu on changed file list
- Improve contrast for button labels in app toolbar
- Speed up check for submodules when discarding
- Make the keychain known issue more clear within Desktop
- Continue past the 'diff too large' message and view the diff
- Repository association might not have expected prefix
- Add message to gitignore dialog when not on default branch
- Hide Desktop-specific forks in Branch List
- Disregard accidental whitespace when cloning a repository by URL
- Show alert icon in repository list when repository not found on disk
- Repository list now closes after removing last repository
- Move forget password link after the password dialog to match expected tab order
- More descriptive text in repository toolbar button when no repositories are tracked
- Context menu in Changes tab now supports opening file in your preferred editor


GitHub Desktop 1.1.0

New:
- Check out pull requests from collaborators or forks from within Desktop
- View the commit status of the branch when it has an open pull request

Added:
- Add RubyMine support for macOS
- Add TextMate support for macOS
- Syntax highlighting for Elixir files

Fixed:
- Update layout of branch blankslate image
- Expanded avatar stack in commit summary gets cut off
- Clear repository filter when switching tabs
- Avoid crash when unable to launch shell
- Ensure renames are detected when viewing commit diffs
- Fetch default remote if it differs from the current
- Handle Git errors when .gitmodules are malformed
- Handle error when "where" is not on PATH
- Ignore action assumes CRLF when core.autocrlf is unset
- Prevent duplicate entries in co-author autocomplete list
- Renames not detected when viewing commit diffs
- Support legacy usernames as co-authors

Improved:
- Update branch button text from "New" to "New Branch"
- Add fuzzy search in the repository, branch, PR, and clone FilterLists
- Tidy up commit summary and description layout in commit list
- Use smaller default size when rendering Gravatar avatars
- Show fetch progress when initializing remote for fork
- Remove references to Hubot from the user setup page
- Error handling around ENOENT
- Clear repository filter text when switching tabs
- Allow window to accept single click on focus
- Disable drag-and-drop interaction when a popup is in the foreground


GitHub Desktop 1.0.13

New:
- Commit together with co-authors
- PhpStorm is now a supported external editor on macOS

Improved:
- Update embedded Git to 2.16.1
- Blank slate view is now more responsive when zoomed
- Documentation fix for Open in Shell resource
- Improved error handling for Linux
- Allow links in unexpanded summary to be clickable

Fixed:
- Update Electron to 1.7.11 to address security issue
- Allow double dashes in branch name
- Sort the organization list
- Check out PRs from a fork
- Confirm deleting branch when it has an open PR
- Defer user/email validation in Preferences
- Checkout progress did not include branch name
- Don't block branch switching when in detached HEAD
- Handle discarding submodule changes properly
- Show tooltip with additional info about the build status
- Update placeholders to support Linux distributions
- Refresh local commit list when switching tabs


GitHub Desktop 1.0.12

New:
- Syntax highlighting for Rust files
- Syntax highlighting for Clojure cljc, cljs, and edn files

Improved:
- Prevent creating a branch in the middle of a merge
- Truncate long repo names in panes and modals to fit into a single line
- Keyboard navigation support in pull request list

Fixed:
- Inconsistent caret behavior in text boxes when using certain keyboard layouts
- Only render the organizations list when it has orgs
- Checkout now handles situations where a ref exists on multiple remotes
- Retain accounts on desktop when losing connectivity
- Missing argument in FullScreenInfo that could prevent app from launching


GitHub Desktop 1.0.11

 New:
- Highlight substring matches in the "Branches" and "Repositories" list when filtering
- Add preview for ico files
- Fallback to Gravatar for loading avatars
- Provide syntax highlighting for Visual Studio project files
- Provide syntax highlighting for F# fsx and fsi files
- Provide syntax highlighting for Kotlin files
- Provide syntax highlighting for Clojure

 Improved:
- Toggle the "Repository List" from the menu
- Prevent saving of disallowed character strings for your name and email
- Error messages now appear at the top of the "Create a New Repository" dialog
- "Repository List" header is now "Github.com" for consistency
- Rename the "Install Update" button to "Quit and Install Update"

Fixed:
- Fix ordering of commit history when your branch and tracking branch have both changed
- Prevent creating a branch that starts with a period
- Branch names are properly encoded when creating a pull request
- Re-enable all the menu items after closing a popup
- Removes option to delete remote branch after it's been deleted


GitHub Desktop 1.0.10

New:
- ColdFusion Builder is now a supported external editor
- VSCode Insiders build is now a supported external editor
- BBEdit is now a supported external editor
- Hyper is now a supported shell on Windows too
- Swift is now syntax highlighted
- Vue.js is now syntax highlighted
- CoffeeScript is now syntax highlighted
- Cypher is now syntax highlighted
- .hpp is now syntax highlighted as C++
- ML-like languages are now syntax highlighted
- Objective-C is now syntax highlighted
- SQL is now syntax highlighted

Improved:
- Better message on the 'Publish Branch' button when HEAD is unborn
- Better error message when trying to push to an archived repository
- Avoid excessive background fetching when switching repositories
- Ignore menu events sent when a modal is shown

Fixed:
- Parse changed files whose paths include a newline
- Parse file type changes
- Hitting Return would select the first item in a filter list when the filter text was empty
- Add some missing keyboard shortcuts
- Handle "304 Not Modified" responses
- Don't overwrite an existing .gitattributes when creating a new repository


GitHub Desktop 1.0.9

New:
- ColdFusion Builder is now available as an option for External Editor
- Swift code is now syntax highlighted

Improved:
- Better message on the 'Publish Branch' button when HEAD is unborn
- Better error message when trying to push to an archived repository

Fixed:
- Parse changed files whose paths include a newline
- Parse file type changes
- Avoid text selection when dragging resizable dividers


GitHub Desktop 1.0.8
- Fixed: Crash when rendering diffs for certain types of files
- Fixed: Continually being prompted to add the upstream remote, even when it already exists


GitHub Desktop 1.0.6
- Fixed: The Branches list wouldn't display the branches for non-GitHub repositories
- Fixed: Pushing or pulling could error when the temp directory was unavailable


GitHub Desktop 1.0.5

New:
- The command line interface now provides some helpful help
- Create new branches from the Branches foldout
- Add support for VSCode Insiders
- Linx: Add Atom and Sublime Text support
- Linux: Tilix support
- Linux: Add Visual Studio Code suppor

Improved:
- Report errors when a problem occurs storing tokens
- Don't try to display diffs that could cause the app to hang
- Handle local user accounts with URL-hostile characters
- Cloning a repository which uses Git LFS would leave all the files appearing modified
- Signing in in the Welcome flow could hang
- Properly replace old Git LFS configuration values


GitHub Desktop 1.0.4

New:
- Report Git LFS progress when cloning, pushing, pulling, or reverting

Improved:
- Increased diff contrast and and line gutter selection
- Clarify why publishing a branch is disabled in various scenarios
- Improved error message when installing the command Line tool fails
- Format the branch name in "Create Branch" like we format branch names elsewhere

Fixed:
- Avatars not updating after signing in
- Lots of bugs if there was a file named "HEAD" in the repository
- Handle duplicate config values when saving user.name and user.email
- The "Create without pushing" button when creating a new pull request wouldn't actually do anything


GitHub Desktop 1.0.3

Improved:
- Increase the contrast of the modified file status octicons

Fixed:
- Showing changed files in Finder/Explorer would open the file
- macOS: Fix app icon on High Sierra
- Cloning an empty repository would fail
- Catch logging exceptions


GitHub Desktop 1.0.2

Improved:
- Better message for GitHub Enterprise users when there is a network error
- Clone error message now suggests networking might be involved
- Include push/pull progress information in the push/pull button tooltip
- Allow publishing a brand new, empty repository
- Make file paths in lists selectable

Fixed:
- Disable LFS hook creation when cloning
- Use the new URL for the "Show User Guides" menu item
- Make the SHA selectable when viewing commit details
- Use the initial path provided when creating a new repository
- Files would get deleted when undoing the first commit
- Find the repository root before adding it
- Display warning about an existing folder before cloning
- Show contents of directory when showing a repository from Show in Explorer/Finder instead of showing the parent


GitHub Desktop 1.0.1
- Improved: Message for GitHub Enterprise users when there is a network error
- Fixed: Disable LFS hook creation when cloning
- Fixed: Use the new: URL for the "Show User Guides" menu item
- Fixed: Make the SHA selectable when viewing commit details


GitHub Desktop 1.0.0
- Fixed: Use the loading/disabled state while publishing
- Fixed: Lock down menu item states for unborn repositories


GitHub Desktop 0.9.1 Beta
- New: Allow users to create repositories with descriptions
- New: Use `lfs clone` for faster cloning of LFS repositories
- Improved: Prompt to override existing LFS filters
- Fixed: Don't install LFS hooks when checking if a repo uses LFS
- Fixed: Ensure nothing is staged as part of undoing the first commit
- Fixed: "Clone with Desktop" wouldn't include the repository name in the path


GitHub Desktop 0.8.2 Beta

New:
- Ask to install LFS filters when an LFS repository is added
- Clone GitHub repositories tab
- Option to to opt-out of confirming discarding changes

Fixed:
- Long commit summary truncation
- Ensure the repository list is always enabled
- Clicking the "Cancel" button on the Publish Branch dialog
- Relocating a repository now actually does that
- Clicking autocompletes inserts them
- Use shift for shortcut chord instead of alt
- macOS: "Open in Terminal" works with repositories with spaces in their path


GitHub Desktop 0.8.1 Beta

New:
- 'Open in Shell' now supports multiple shells

Improved:
- Enhanced image diffs
- Line diffs
- Octicons updated
- Adds ability to close repository list using shortcut
- Switch default buttons in the Publish Branch dialog
- Bring back "Contact Support"
- Persist repository filter text after closing repository list
- Redesigned example commit in the Welcome flow
- Tidy up initial "external editor" experience

Fixed:
- 'Include All' checkbox not in sync with partial selection
- Copied text from diff removed valid characters
- Click-focus on Windows would dismiss dialog
- Branch list not rendered in app
- Git operations checking certificate store
- Properly identify repositories whose remotes have a trailing slash
- Windows: Fix launching the `github` command line tool
- Use the primary email address if it's public
- Local branch not checked out after clone
- Only the most recent 30 issues would autocomplete for GitHub Enterprise repositories
- Missing "View on GitHub" menu item for non-Gitub repositories
- New tab opened when pressing "]" for certain keyboard layouts
- Ensure the repository list is always accessible


GitHub Desktop 0.8.0 Beta

New:
- Added commit context menu
- Added 'Open in External Editor'
- Can choose whether a branch should be deleted on the remote as well as locally
- Support authenticating with non-GitHub servers
- Added the ability to revert a commit
- Added a keyboard shortcut for opening the repository in the shell

Improved:
- Copied diff text no longer includes the line changetype markers
- Fetch if a push fails because they need to pull first
- Discard changes performance

Fixed:
- Show 'Add Repository' dialog when repository is dragged onto the app
- Dialog component did not remove event handler
- Open in External Editor context menu
- Update to Git 2.14.1 to fix security vulnerability
- Recent branches disappearing after renaming a branch
- Changing the default branch on GitHub.com is now reflected in the app
- Swap around some callouts for no repositories
- Darker unfocused selection color
- Increase the max sidebar width
- Don't say "Publish this branch to GitHub" for non-GitHub repositories
- macOS: Protocol schemes not getting registered
- Patches which contain the "no newline" marker would fail to apply
- Close the autocompletion popover when it loses focus
- Clear the selected org when switching Publish Repository tabs
- 'Create Without Pushing' button throwing an exception while opening a pull request
- 'Create Without Pushing' button throwing an exception while opening a pull request


GitHub Desktop 0.7.2 Beta
- Fixed: Issues with auto-updating to 0.7.1


GitHub Desktop 0.7.1 Beta

Improved:
- Redesigned error and warning dialogs to be clearer
- Create Pull Request dialog shows more feedback while it's working
- Version text is now copiable

Fixed:
- Preserve existing GitHub API information when API requests fail
- Pass through error messages as received from the API
- The Pull and Create Pull Request menu items had the same shortcut
- Launching the `github` command line tool from a Fish shell
- Help menu items now work
- Windows: `github` command line tool not installing after updating
- Caret position jumping around while changing the path for adding a local repository
- Error dialogs being closed too easily
- Windows: Non-ASCII credentials were mangled


GitHub Desktop 0.7.0 Beta
- New Added the Branch > Create Pull Request menu item
- New Added the `github` command line tool
- Improved Better error message when publishing a reposit

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