Windows – Explorer stops responding when opening Git Bash

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When I open Git Bash from the Explorer context menu, Explorer stops responding, regardless whether the folder is a Git folder. Immediately when I close Git Bash, Explorer starts to respond again.

My system is running Windows 7 Professional x64 and the Git version is 1.9.0.msysgit.

Do you have any idea what could be causing this? Here is a gif describing the problem: enter image description here

Best Answer

It looks like it is a problem with the git-cheetah extension with git 1.9.0.

A recent change made for FarManager makes Git Cheetah capture stderr/stdout even when we are not interested in it, to avoid cluttering FarManager's precious console. Due to this workaround, Git Bash makes the Explorer -- Git Cheetah's primary intended consumer -- hang.

It looks like the fix has been commited to the codebase but as to when it will appear in the git update I have no idea!