Support multiple GitKraken windows
Ability to open multiple instances of GitKraken as in VSCode (File -> New Window).
I usually have 3-4 projects open at once, each one on a different desktop.
It would be great if I could open a different instance of GitKraken for each project.
Under consideration Suggested by: torgo • Upvoted: 19 Mar • Comments: 29
It's essential for working on multiple virtual desktops!
Actually this feature was silently removed in v7 at least on Linux version. Before that I always worked with multiple GK windows on multiple virtual desktops. Since then its a pain....
During merge resolution, I often have to lookup changes in one particular branch. Currently, I have to exit merge dialog, memorize changes in the branch and then go back to merge dialog.
If possible, I'd like to open another instance of GitKraken on second monitor and then work at two screens at the same time.
I would love this for the repo view and the Glo card view. There are many times I want to see the repo view while looking at the Glo cards, and there are times I want to see multiple Glo card views (related projects), and multiple repos (same reason). If I could mix and match all these views, that would be ideal.
For me the biggest problem with having only one window is that while a tab is pushing / pulling, I'd like to work on other stuff. We have huge repos with LFS files and these operations can take hours if you haven't pulled for a while. But currently the UI gets stuck and I am not able to switch to a different tab and continue on a different project. In such cases, I need to run SourceTree and work in there...
it would be really nice to be able to open multiple instances of GitKraken on the same pc.
i have multiple desktops that i tab between. one for work, one for personal work and i would like to have different repos opened in gitkraken in each of those instead of always having to go back to one to do any sort of git stuff
Danny Andersen Merged
I suggested “Split View Tabs” and wonder if this would solve the same problems described here?
Echoing need for this on multiple desktop setups. Can sort of get around this on with Gnome and setting GK to be "always on visible workspace" but comes with its own caveats, would much prefer simply having separate windows (perhaps via an ability to break tabs out into separate windows)
Would love to have this feature back.
There is a request currently marked "under planning" for tab improvement. That should be contemplated relative to this request in that they are somewhat related.
Ideally tabs in GitKraken would be like tabs in a browser where each is its own thread that can be doing their own thing. Even better would be the ability to drag a tab out of of the window to become a new GitKraken window or to allow joining windows together like dragging a single tab from a browser window on to another browser window.
I don't know if your underlying framework allows for that, but right now the tabs seem to be competing or non threaded or only semi-threaded way that can be sluggish to work with and having a dedicated window for a repo would theoretically negate that for those of us maintaining larger/older projects.
If you do end up looking into this, I'd also recommend an ability to save a repo as an alias/shortcut with the info needed to start the application with a specific repo.
Please implement this. I use GitKraken for multiple projects at once, on multiple virtual desktops (on Windows), and switch between them. It's a pain to have to drag the GitKraken window between them...
This would be ideal if using virtual desktops!
Temporary workaround for users above suffering from this problem is to tell your OS to 'show the window on all desktops'. On MacOS right click dock > options > assign to all desktops. For Windows, go to a desktop with an open gitkraken window, then open task view (win + tab, or press task view button on taskbar), rightclick on the gitkraken window + choose 'show windows from this app on all desktops' or similar (note, this was added to windows10 about 2 years ago, so if running older features builds that option won't be there when you right click).
You'll still need to then switch tabs on the gitkraken window every time you're using a different repo, but at least don't have to change desktops!
This would make virtual desktops great again!
Yes, please implement this. Missing this is what keeps me from being productive using virtual and/or multiple desktops.
I have the same experience as Jimmy, I also use multiple virtual desktops and having a single instance opened hampers my development workflow a lot.
My job requires that I implement changes made in one programming language in Repo A into a different programming language in Repo B. Having two windows would allow me to open these repos side-by-side and step through diff histories to make this work easier. To accomplish this currently, I must use a separate application's window beside a GitKraken window; I would prefer to use GitKraken for both of these windows.
This is a "must have" feature, and I was surprised that I could not do it. This really hampers with workflow when needing to merge in complicated changes.
I perosnally work on multiple different projects at the same time and have multiple virtual desktops on WIndows to better separate each task.
Having a GitKraken instance for each environment with only the necessary tabs would be much easier and allow me to better focus on the work itself than searching for the projects I've made changes each time I open git up.
Duplicate of https://feedback.gitkraken.com/suggestions/194039
"Allow multiple instances of GitKraken to be opened at the same time" (suggested by Piotr on 2021-08-09), including upvotes (25) and comments (5), was merged into this suggestion.
HI, any updates on this? need to run multiple windows for multiple virtual desktops
As the first comment mentioned: it's really essential for working with multiple virtual desktops!
Marcos R. de Souza
Would love to have this feature.
Working with multiple workspaces and workspace profiles, this would be a great addition as I use virtual desktops for each project that I am working on. Would make it a lot easier to see and manage changes rather than having to swap between profiles or workspaces.
I consult in multiple projects for multiple clients so this would be really helpful. Especially if it supported having different profiles in different Windows.
Please add this feature as I use multiple virtual desktops and it would make my work much easier
Almost 3 Years later and no progress in this. Still a pain to work on multiple desktop with GitKraken... PLEASE readd this must have feature back to GK!!!
Single instance is such a pain to work with when trying to visually compare repo's - swapping tabs is just not a workable solution.