Not working with just Git for Windows

Feb 12, 2011 at 4:32 PM

I've been using Git for Windows for a while now.  I've configured it to connect to github and do my pushes back up to my github repository from my local clone.  All that works fine at a command-line both pushing to github and with local repositories not referencing anything on github

But, if I open the sln file in that directory into VS with gitscc set as the provider, the only thing I can seem to be able to do is view the repository as read-only.  When I look at the git (master) menu from the solution explorer the only options I see are "Compare...", "Undo File Changes", "Refresh" "Git Bash".  I get the '+' and 'i' icons for files not added to the repo or not commited and I also see the padlock and the red check for files not changed and changed; but, no other git commands in the menu.

What am I missing?

Feb 12, 2011 at 9:04 PM

If you select "Git Bash", it launches the command-line window.

If you install Git Extensions ( or TortoiseGit (, then you will see their commands in the Git menu.