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Working with your remote repository on GitHub or GitHub Enterprise

As you make changes to your project locally, you can keep them up-to-date with your remote repository. In Git, a remote is the server where your code is stored. In your case, that server is a repository on GitHub or GitHub Enterprise.

Creating an issue or pull request from GitHub Desktop

You can create an issue or pull request to propose and collaborate on changes to a repository.

Syncing your branch in GitHub Desktop

As commits are pushed to your project on GitHub, you can keep your local copy of the project in sync by pulling from the remote repository.

Viewing a pull request in GitHub Desktop

You can open a pull request branch in GitHub Desktop to view the commit history, run checks, or make changes.

Viewing and re-running checks in GitHub Desktop

You can view the status of checks and re-run them in GitHub Desktop.

Configuring notifications in GitHub Desktop

GitHub Desktop will keep you up-to-date with notifications about events that occur in your pull request branch.

Changing the remote URL for a repository in GitHub Desktop

You can change the remote URL for a repository you're working with in GitHub Desktop. You might do this if the repository has been renamed, or the username or organization that owns the repository has changed.