Thanks for getting in touch,
At this stage, there isn’t an option to specify a
Default Lifecycle as you’ve highlighted. Currently, only channels can be marked as default in this way.
When a new Project is created the list of lifecycles is sorted alphabetically with the top being the default, as you mentioned you would need to navigate into
Advanced Settings to specify/check the lifecyle.
However, in a recent version (2018.5.3) we changed the steps when creating a new Project to incorporate a
Next component, in which you are required to specify a lifecycle from the dropdown before it can even be created. I’ve included screenshots below to highlight this in addition to the associated Github issue;
I hope this helps!
If you require any further assistance or clarification, please let me know