Did you do it with no files open? Then close and reopen ID.
If that doesn't work, then some other software you are running is preventing ID from properly saving the prefs.
Wow, you ROCK!!
I did as you suggested, changing the preference with no docs open, then resarting InDesign. It stayed! Thanks for eliminating a very pesky irritant for me!
It surprises me that this isn't global, but apparently that's a doc level preference, so if you do it with a file open you affect only that file.
Have another sticky wicket: I employ keyboard shortcuts. I’ve set my F1 key to "Apply Bold," however, in Helvetica, it uses Narrow Bold. How do I get it to accept simply “Bold”? I need to bold the type in a weekly document using Helvetica.
It worked fine in CS2, but when we upgraded to CS6, it uses the Narrow Bold, and I can’t get it to accept Bold.