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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 Client. If you're experiencing slow performance, it can often be remedied using one of the troubleshooting steps below.


Improving Performance

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

Big Sur slowness

A change that came with macOS Big Sur has caused slowdowns in many applications. However, there is a workaround. Open your terminal and run the following:

codesign --remove-signature /Applications/GitKraken.app/Contents/Frameworks/GitKraken\ Helper\ \(Renderer\).app

This will remove the GitKraken Signature, making it a partially-signed app.

Note: This command will need to be ran each time you update GitKraken Client