Help & Support

Reviewing Remote Activity

Tower informs you about activity with a remote repository in different places. Both currently running and recently finished interactions can be inspected.

Notification Center

Whenever a Push, Pull, or Fetch operation finishes, Tower notifies you via Mac OS' Notification Center.

If you prefer not to be notified in this way, simply deactivate this in the Mac OS System Preferences, in the "Notifications" area.

Sidebar Area

On the bottom of Tower's sidebar, a Remote Activity area shows you any currently running (or recently failed) remote interactions.

While an activity is running (which is indicated by a progress bar), you can

  • abort the action by clicking on the x button on the right
  • view more details by clicking anywhere on the item

If you prefer not to have this area visible, you can collapse (and later expand) it by clicking on the corresponding button on the bottom of the sidebar.

Sidebar Popover

More information about recently finished (and currently running) activities can be inspected in the Activity Popover in the sidebar.
Expand any item in the list to see the full log output that Git returned for the action.

Activity Window

In the Window main menu, you can open an Activity window. On the Remote tab, this displays the same information as the Sidebar Popover - but allows you to have it always open & close at hand.
On the Service tab, you can inspect Tower's communication with your Services such as authenticating and updating Pull Requests.
Additionally, you can see the Git operations executed through Tower on the Repository tab.
Select any activity item to see more information about the interaction.