git commit dialog auto-populates the message field with the first message I ever typed in to make a commit. Of course, that message was something like "trying out git for first time". Now I don't seem to be able to stop the dialog auto-populating with that same message. I would rather have it say something more useful, something I might not have to change. Is there anyway to change what is in that field when the dialog first appears?
Is there any way to commit without having to go through the dialog at all? I would like the option to commit as easily as I can ctrl-S, maybe even setit up to do so every 15 seconds or one minuteor whatever is practical. I'll tell you why. I am using it to replace local history, which I was advised should not be relied upon. I want a very granular record of the changes which were made to a file- the kind I was used to having access to via local history. This is a critical part of the way I work and having that level of history is extremely useful.