How to show changed files in different color in tree-view


I have been seeing a number of screen shots of users with tree-views showing different colors for updated/unsaved files. Is this default behavior in the tree-view package, or is it provided elsewhere?

I was unable to find it in the settings, but it’s possible i missed it.


It is default behavior for the Tree View if you are working with a Git repository and the .git directory is in the root of the project. In other words, if you have a structure like /home/projects/my-awesome-project/sub-dir where my-awesome-project is the root of a Git repository, you have to open my-awesome-project in Atom … not projects or sub-dir.


Howdy, thanks for the info. I had opened the file from a directory a few levels above the repo - makes sense.

Thanks again!