Apologies for partial implementation of the original request, and marking it as completed.
We have started work on this request again, and it will make it to Beta build soon. I will update this thread when it makes to Beta.
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How is there not a way to store this preference? Insanely stupid. I am so sick of having to recreate my preferred layout every time I open illustrator, or even for each file!