Sorry to disappoint you @tch, it was a typo which I have now corrected. It is “not” and not “now”.
On a side note, I remember is one of your comments on bugszilla, you mentioned the backgroud thing was working before version 1.6 (?) and then it stopped after that.
If that is the case, would you be able to test what was the latest version at which this was working? That would easy the process of troubleshooting this issue, since we can compare a working implementation with the current version.
Deleting a branch is permanent. It CANNOT be undone. Continue?