We're always on a quest to streamline the git experience as well as improve the performance of GitKraken. If you're experiencing slow perfomance, it can often be remedied using one of the troubleshooting steps below.
Perfomance issues in GitKraken are often related to a specific repository. Some large or complex repositories with many references may cause GitKraken 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
Disable auto-fetch by setting the Auto-fetch Interval to 0.
Perform a git status on the repository.
Delete local branches that are not needed.
Soloing or Hiding branches/tags.
Make sure that GitKraken is set to only show the most recent 2,000 commits.
If working with an LFS repository, you can perfom an LFS prune.
Restart GitKraken daily
Send us your repository statistics
Still experiencing performance issues? Then help us improve the app by sending GitKraken Support your repository statistics.
To get repo statistics, consider running Git-sizer. Once Git-sizer is installed, run
git-sizer --verbose to get information about your repo.
Copy/paste the results into a text document and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.