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GitKraken Client Documentation

GitKraken Client 5.x

Behold the evolution of GitKraken Client! Find out what’s new, what’s fixed, or just take a trip down memory lane with a nostalgic swagger, remembering those bugs of yesterday.

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Version 5.0.4

Wednesday, March 27th, 2019

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Resolved an issue that prevented GitKraken Client from opening on RHEL & CentOS.

Version 5.0.3

Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

Wave your hands in the air if you feel fine. We’re gonna take it into overtime. Welcome to v5.0.3! 🚀🏀


  • Y’all ready for this? Users may now resize the reference column inside the graph.
  • Whoop there it is: Favorite repositories are just a keyboard shortcut away. By typing CTRL/CMD + 1/2/3/etc, you will open your favorite repos in the corresponding order.
  • We know you have that favorite TuneSquid player… Users are now able to reorder favorite repositories.
  • C’mon, check it out, y’all ready to jam? We added a search filter to the repository management modal.


  • No more flagrant fouls! Spell-checking has been added to the support and feedback forms.
  • By typing the keyboard shortcut Ctrl/Cmd + Shift + M, users now have the ability to focus the commit message box. Nothin’. But. Net.

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Bitbucket Server users will no longer experience an indefinite hang when opening a pull request or initializing a new repository. Sorry, hang time isn’t allowed on the GitKraken court.
  • What’s up doc? 🥕 The hide/show all tags context menu will now correctly hide and show annotated tags.
  • NOT. TODAY. Mr. Swackhammer… Commits made with an email address that doesn’t match your GPG key email address will no longer display as trusted.
  • Keif with the assist! GitKraken Client now supports different locales of GPG when signing a commit.
  • Initializing an LFS submodule will no longer cause GitKraken Client to crash. No more busted brackets workflows around here.
  • Alley-oop! Performing a pull on a repository with submodules configured with SSH should now correctly update the submodule.

Stand-Alone Clients

  • The license.dat file may now be added to GitKraken Client’s parent directory. SHAZAM!

Version 5.0.2

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • The error toast Cannot read property 'hostname' of undefined should no longer appear when doing git operations with a SSH key that has a passphrase.

Version 5.0.1

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Rebasing a branch while a WIP node is present will no longer cause GitKraken Client to get stuck on a loading screen.

Version 5.0.0

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019


  • Raise your chalice! GitKraken Client now supports GPG commit signing. This helps verify the identity of users making commits within GitKraken Client, and prevents other users from fraudulently using your alias to make commits. After all, there’s only one true King of the North.
  • GitKraken Client now has Interactive Rebase functionality—with a process so smooth and efficient you’ll feel like Brienne of Tarth with a sword. When you drag-and-drop a branch to rebase, you will now see an option for interactive rebase. After opening the interactive rebase view, you can choose from a menu of actions for each commit:
    • On the left, pick, reword, squash, or drop commits.
    • Use ⬆️ and ⬇️ keys to navigate commits.
    • Double-click a commit to reword.
    • Drag-and-drop to move commits up and down.
    • Use keyboard shortcuts to perform all of these actions!
  • You can also right-click on a commit in the graph to access the interactive rebase option for child commits:
    • Squash without HEAD
    • Move commit
    • Edit commit message
    • Drop commit


  • Fetching on a repository with multiple remotes is now faster. It will feel like flying on a dragon!
  • Braavos! An option to clone a repository has been added to GitKraken Client welcome screen.
  • The commit panel will now display the committer in addition to the author if the two are different. No more taking credit for the accomplishments of others, Littlefinger…

Bug Fixes 🐛

  • Our team resolved a memory leak that would occur with the Fetch operation. Varys and his birds will have to find their secrets elsewhere.
  • GitKraken Client will no longer throw a “Fetching pull requests failed” error when fetching from an Azure DevOps repository without using the integration. Daenerys doesn’t put up with liars.
  • For MacOS users, selecting the X icon in the toolbar will no longer keep the client hidden until a force quit.
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