Note input mode: default note duration

When going into note input mode the note duration always returns to a quarter note. Can this be changed somewere? I’m working on a piece with predominantly eight-notes, so would like to make that the default when entering note input mode.

No, but if a eighth rest is selected, it should select eighth as a duration. Otherwise, the number 5 is your friend.

Friendship with 5 has potential to become a strain on our relationship ;o)