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Performance Issues

We’re always on a quest to streamline the git experience as well as improve the performance of GitKraken Desktop. If you’re experiencing slow performance, it can often be remedied using one of the troubleshooting steps below.

Improving Performance

Perfomance issues in GitKraken Desktop are often related to a specific repository. Some large or complex repositories with many references may cause GitKraken Desktop to slow down.

How to troubleshoot slow performance

  • Perform a git gc on the repository.

  • Take a fresh clone of the repository to a new local directory.

Additional troubleshooting steps

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