I was also watching this, as most issues aren't "major" and it is silly to have to move the majority off of it. Closing without a resolution (and not as "won't fix" or something) doesn't seem appropriate.
We are currently focused on other projects such as code search, LFS support, renames/moved files, and others. So, although we can definitely understand how this change would be useful and remove an annoyance, we don’t have it slotted for release in the near future. However, I've reopened this because there's clearly continued interest in this feature.