canuckjackq, and thanks for your quick response.
The presence of the “Other branches” isn’t causing difficulties as such, but it’s just that in our repo, we have a number of live branches at any one point, so the “Other branches” section fills our entire screen - even although our typical usage is that we almost never select one of those branches.
Could the “Other branches” section be displayed, but collapsed by default? And possibly similar with “Recent branches”? (Although, as a team, each developer does use “Recent branches” regularly, when we’re working on many features at the same time.)
Or could there be a setting in Github Desktop to allow users to specify whether they even want to see “Other branches” in the branch selector?
As I mentioned in the original post, the “Filter” is excellent and fast for finding any other branches we need to work on, but for 99.9% of the time, the screen height list of “Other branches” is just ‘screen noise’.