if You click on an empty space in the layout (nothing selected!) and then define the standard for that (number-) field, this becomes the standad for new (number-) fields that are placed in that layout. That's a way one can set defaults (-:
This happens to me all the time on the mac too.
That's a good tip, I'll try it.
Thanks. I did figure out eventually. Hard to find a space on these layouts that is actually empty.