Can the mandatory alternative text be turned off?

While I appreciate alternative texts - requiring one for title images is really keeping me out of the zone while editing.

In reply to by ascii

It's a title screen... adding "title screen" as alternative text or for a piece of hardware 'picture of this piece of hardware' is imho completely pointless. Feel free to make it mandatory after the bulk of work has been done. 

After doing some - more I am now simply copy / pasting the name of the file - which adds no value when then name is snap0041.png - but does if the name is sensible prior to upload. Depending on my mood I download the screen shots with sensible names so that the upload "automatically" gets a paste sensible name. Defaulting to file name will save my ctrl+v keys and a bit of my sanity.