I tried to create a new task from the Capture with C-c t,
but it prompt me with

[2019-01-12 Sat 18:17]

I assume it should be


How could I change the default behavior?

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The default behavior is:

** TODO 
   [2019-02-02 Sat]

To reproduce the default behavior, you can open emacs without loading your init file using emacs -q, then use M-x org-capture and t.

Search in your init file for org-capture-templates to see if you configured your [t]-template wrongly . You can customize it using org-capture C or setting org-capture-templates this way:

(setq org-capture-templates
      '(("t" "Todo" entry (file+headline "~/org/gtd.org" "Tasks")
         "* TODO %?\n  %i\n  %a")))

See https://orgmode.org/manual/Capture-templates.html for reference.

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