Were you aware that most of the preferences/options you set in dialog boxes for tools & palettes only stick with the document you have open at the time? Try opening Adobe InDesign without actually having a document open and set some tool/menu/palette preferences. The choices you make with no document open should stick through program and computer restarts. I find this particularly useful because I set up several custom colors in the Swatches palette for each client. By doing it with no document open, they are always available when I create a new document. I also set up a specific style sheets and a few other minor adjustments… all which apply to every document I open.