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Making changes in a branch

Use your favorite text editor, such as Visual Studio Code, to make changes to your project, then use GitHub Desktop to visualize useful commits.

Managing branches in GitHub Desktop

You can use GitHub Desktop to create a new branch off of an existing branch in your repository so you can safely experiment with changes.

Committing and reviewing changes to your project in GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop tracks all changes to all files as you edit them. You can decide how to group the changes to create meaningful commits.

Stashing changes in GitHub Desktop

You can temporarily save your changes without committing them to a branch by stashing the changes in GitHub Desktop.

Viewing the branch history in GitHub Desktop

You can see details about any commit in GitHub Desktop, including a diff of the changes the commit introduced.

Pushing changes to GitHub from GitHub Desktop

As you commit changes to your project locally, you can push those changes to GitHub from GitHub Desktop so that others may access them from the remote repository.