Github Desktop: How to close repository?

I was browsing repositories and accidentally opened a repository in github desktop 1.0.12. Now I see no means of closing it. What's the mojo?
amigan_99Network EngineerAsked:
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amigan_99Connect With a Mentor Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
I'm using the application GitHub Desktop. When I open it it says just below File/Edit/View menu bar "Current Repository" and below that the name of the repository I accidentally opened.

And I think I just found out what I need to do. I can create a new local repository or clone one that's on our Enterprise repository. If I do File/Clone Repo/Enterprise tab - there I see the repos that I need.
peprConnect With a Mentor Commented:
You do not need to worry. When "opening" the github repository, you just browse it. You need to do some extra actions to change it so that you would break it. And this requires some access privileges to do that.

What mojo do you mean?
amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Hi Pepr. I just want to be able to browse the repositories and open another one. When I first opened GitHub desktop it let me put in the URL to the repository and browse. I accidentally hit enter when pointed to one repository and since then no browsing.
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Do you mean "browsing GitHub" through web browser like..., or using some other application to get there?
I remember very well when I was in your position. Git was a bit different than the older system I was used to (CVS). And I was in doubt what of the newer system should I choose. Now I know that Git was the excellent choice for me, and that it is probably excellent choice for the others. Anyway, it is really worth to get its principles into your veins.

I suggest to read the ProGit book, that is available for free (

Concerning the tools, some people prefer typing the Git commands on command line, some the other extreme (GUI only). However, the Git power is hidden in the principles. Once you understand how it works inside, you will see that the battles over the tools are not that important.

I personally use MS Visual Studio, that has also the built-in support for Git. However I still prefer to switch that tooling off, and to use a combination of few command-line commands plus the GUI that comes with the official Git distribution -- that is the commands "git gui" and "gitk --all" that launch Tcl/Tk implementation of GUI that wraps the commands. The two windows may look simple at first, but they are quite capable. When committing, I always use "git gui" window -- because the work with it is easy, flexible, and comfortable.

Anyway, you can choose whatever tool -- even alternatively in the same time. The design of Git allows that. This way you will find your own combination of tools after a while.
amigan_99Network EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks for keeping hope alive Pepr. Got it!
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