In FMP 10, you set set a script trigger on the layout to use Go To Field [yourtable::desiredstartfield] to automatically place the cursor in the same field each time the user enters browse mode.
Enter layout mode and bring up Layout Setup...
Click the Script Trigger tab and choose On Mode Enter
Select the above script and choose Find in the "Enable" in section.
I know this is a very old question, but it is similar to mine. First, how does FM decide which field to be at when you enter find mode? Most of my layouts go to the right field without any script trigger. Even so, I created the script trigger you mentioned here and the cursor does go the right field, but I still have to scroll all the way to the left to get there. Just seems silly I guess.
There's a Set Tab Order... dialog you can select from the Layouts Menu while in layout mode.
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Thanks. I didn't realize the tab order also affected the "find" start. Changed that and now we are good to go.
Thanks! (And thanks for the info regarding older posts.)