How can I make webstorm set es6 as the javascript language default for any new projects imported via github?

I rarely have a project now that uses es5 and since I often import many new projects from github with no .idea settings this would save me some time.

  • @MikhailBatcer done
    – Nikos
    Dec 14, 2016 at 13:28

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To set the default language level for JavaScript, go to File > *DEFAULT Settings* > Languages and Frameworks > JavaScript.

ES6 as default JS level


Go to File | Settings | Languages and Frameworks | JavaScript and here change option JavaScript language version to ECMAScript 6.

Also will be useful JetBrains screencast.

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    But that changes the ECMAScript Version just for the current project. The question was rather changing it as default. @Nikos, could you change the default ECMAScript version?
    – Yves
    Dec 26, 2015 at 8:26

You can change global settings on the initial window when all projects are closed.

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