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What's new in this version:

GitHub Desktop 1.4.3

Added:
- Add "Remove Repository" keyboard shortcut
- Add keyboard shortcut to delete a branch

Fixed:
- Emoji autocomplete not rendering in some situations
- Release notes text overflowing dialog box

Improved:
- Support Python 3 in Desktop CLI on macOS
- Avoid unnecessarily reloading commit history
- Publish Branch dialog will publish commits when pressing Enter


GitHub Desktop 1.4.2
- Update embedded Git to Desktop to use version 2.19.1 of Git


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
- Change log not available for this version


GitHub Desktop 1.3.1
- Change log not available for this version


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 diff


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 1.1.1

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 Desktop

Fixed:
- 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 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
- Update embedded Git to 2.16.1

Improved:
- Blank slate view is now more responsive when zoomed
- Documentation fix for Open in Shell resource
- Improved error handling for Linux

Fixed:
- Allow links in unexpanded summary to be clickable
- 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
- Windows: Detects available editors and shells now works even when the group policy blocks write registry access
- Windows: Menu items are no longer truncated
- Windows: Prevent disabled menu items from being accessed


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 - #3271
- Parse file type changes
- Windows: 'Open without Git' would present the dialog again instead of actually opening a shell without git
- Avoid text selection when dragging resizable dividers
- Windows: Removed the title attribute on the Windows buttons so that they no longer leave their tooltips hanging around
- Windows: Detect VS Code when installed to non-standard locations
- 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
- Windows: 'Open without Git' would present the dialog again instead of actually opening a shell without git
- Avoid text selection when dragging resizable dividers


GitHub Desktop 1.0.8

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


GitHub Desktop 1.0.7

New:
- Syntax highlighted diffs
- Add upstream to forked repositories

Fixed:
- Only reset scale of title bar on macOS
- Filter symbolic refs in the branch list
- Address path issue with invoking Git Bash
- Update embedded Git to support repository hooks and better error messages
- Provide credentials to LFS repositories when performing checkout
- Assorted changelog typos


GitHub Desktop 1.0.6

Fixed:
- The Branches list wouldn't display the branches for non-GitHub repositories
- 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 support

Improved:
- Report errors when a problem occurs storing tokens
- Bump to Git 2.14.3
- 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
- Improved 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
- 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
- Windows: Make `github` CLI work in Git Bash
- Use the initial path provided when creating a new repository
- Windows: Avoid long path limits when discarding changes
- 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
- Use the new URL for the "Show User Guides" menu item
- Make the SHA selectable when viewing commit details
- Windows: Make `github` CLI work in Git Bash


GitHub Desktop 1.0.0

Simple Changelog:
- Use the loading/disabled state while publishing
- Lock down menu item states for unborn repositories
- Windows: Detecting the available shells and editors when using a language other than English

Image diffs:
- Easily compare changed images. See the before and after, swipe or fade between the two, or look at just the changed parts.
- @mathieudutour implemented image diffs for Kactus, a design review tool forked off GitHub Desktop. Then he was kind enough to submit the work back upstream to us!

Faster cloning:
- See all your repositories and clone them with the click of a button. Git LFS assets download in parallel for even faster cloning.

Editors and terminals:
- Open your favorite editor or shell from the app, or jump back to GitHub Desktop from your shell. GitHub Desktop is your springboard for work.

Everywhere:
- GitHub Desktop works with GitHub Enterprise. Log in to your GitHub Enterprise server, clone, commit, push, and pull. Whether you're working on a personal or company project, GitHub Desktop is here to help.


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