Every time I create a new project, I have to go into the Version Control settings and change them to the way I like them. Is there a way to set application-wide version control defaults, so that new projects will get this setting? Is there a way to change this for all existing project as well, without having to go through each of them?
The particular setting that bothers me is "Clear initial commit message". I don't understand why this defaults to off -- why would I want to reuse a previous commit message for a new change?
Please check "File | Default Settings" (for v6 EAP buid) or "File | Template Settings..." for v5
Possibly related: http://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-79098