Your Altium Design Software provides a central location from where you can set up various preferences across different functional areas. These are global system settings that apply across projects and relevant documents.
Configuration of preferences is performed from within the Preferences dialog (click on the control at the top-right of the design space). Use the controls and options available on the loaded page to configure your preferences for that area of the software as required. This could be a mixture of satisfying company policy, and your preferred working environment.
The Preferences dialog provides a number of useful tools to ensure your set of preferences is just as you require, including:
If you have a Workspace, you can formally release your Altium Design Preferences into a target Item (and revision thereof) in that Workspace. Once the preferences set has been released, the preferences can be reused across installations of the software.