Must I navigate and select the git author every time in Commit Changes?

I notice on Rubymine 2016.3 the following problem. 

Upon every use of the Commit Changes dialog, I must select the single entry (me) in the Git Author field/drop down menu. 

I made previous commits. Why must I select this every time?

 

 

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Hello,

you need to set the author in the commit dialog only if you're committing changes made by someone else. Otherwise, the author and the committer will be the same as in the system-wide Git configuration.

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Hi.

I'm not the OP, but I'm having the same issue. Every time I commit a change within CLion IDE, I have to re-type my author name. I do have my user information stored in my global ~/.gitconfig file. Any insight into what I may be doing wrong?

CLion: 2017.3.1

OS: 64-bit Linux (Kubuntu 16.04 LTS)

Thanks!

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Hello,

the "Author" field should be used if the author of the changeset is different from the committer. We have a request for making this field less confusing, please take a look:

https://youtrack.jetbrains.com/issue/IDEA-178170

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Regarding that link to IDEA-178170

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Sorry, my fault, please check IDEA-140986 

 

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