Setting general preferences
General application preferences affect the way you work with all FileMaker Pro documents.
To set general preferences:
Windows: Choose Edit menu > Preferences.
OS X: Choose FileMaker Pro menu > Preferences.
In the Preferences dialog box, click the General tab, and then set the options you want to use.
Enable drag and drop capabilities to move text in fields, between fields, and between layouts, as well as between applications that support drag and drop.
Select Allow drag and drop text selection.
Display the names of up to 30 recently opened files when you choose File menu > Open Recent or when you use the FileMaker Quick Start Screen to open files.
Select Show recently opened files, and then enter a number from 1 to 30.
Select Enlarge window contents to improve readability.
Select Use Manage Database dialog to create files.
For Reset dialog sizes and positions, click Reset.
(This value is used, for example, when you choose Insert menu > Current User Name.)
OS X: Select System in the User Name area or, for User Name, select Other, and then type a name in the text box.
Note  In OS X, the System name is the name entered in the Accounts System Preference.
Windows: For User Interface Language, choose a language.
For Font smoothing style, choose a style.
Select Notify me when an update is available.
Select Notify me when a new version is available.
If you select Don’t tell me about new versions again in the New Version Notification dialog box, FileMaker does not check for new versions.
Related topics 
Moving text and data with drag and drop
Creating a database
Keyboard shortcuts (Windows)
Keyboard shortcuts (OS X)
Formatting fields and text for vertical writing