Is there a way in GIMP to set an option so that all new images are created with a transparent background?

Currently, when I Ctrl+N (New Image), I have to click "Advanced Options", then open the dialogue "Fill" box and select "Transparent". A real timewaster.

Any help?

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To change the Default for new images open up GIMP and go to Edit → Preferences. Select Default Image and change Fill with: to Transparency.

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