Highlight new/updated files since git branch

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I usually work in feature branches (git) to make changes to a codebase and then merge these into a master branch. 

I love the way IntelliJ highlights new files in green and updated files in blue. I think it does so by evaluating my current git HEAD. 
But unfortunately once a make a commit on my feature branch all tracked progress gets lost and all files are white again.

Is there a way to get IntelliJ to see my feature branch as the beginning of tracking new/updated files? So that all new files I made *since opening my branch* are highlighted green and in the same all updated files appear as blue?

 

Thanks in advance for your help of my 'special needs' request! :)
(I'm an IntelliJ Ultimate user btw just in case it makes any difference)

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No, this is not possible.

The color indication in editor serves for indication of uncommitted changes. Using the same indication to show differences between a branch is rather questionable.

To see the difference between branches use the Compare with Current action from the Branches popup.

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I don't agree that it's questionable. I think it's reasonable to want to keep track of changes that have been committed in the feature branch, committed to save as a checkpoint of sorts, while continuing development for a new commit. You can make a new branch and commit you saved changes there, and in that way have a reset state available. It would be nice to be able to chose which previous commit to compare with for the current work space.

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