For the record: https://issues.freepbx.org/browse/FREEPBX-14166 The ticket has been sitting in Open/Unassigned status since Feb 12th 2017.
Now while everyone is being told to vote to make this issue happen it does seem a bit odd considering the first reply to the ticket from Sangoma:
This will come in the very near future. Its already planned for in user manager to let you define a layout as a admin users get when they first login and we will have a standard layout that you can modify. You are playing with pre-alpha release of something brand new that is not even beta yet.
As well there was another ticket: https://issues.freepbx.org/browse/FREEPBX-14165 about the stock layout of the dashboard and there was one reply to the ticket before it was “Accepted” and closed.
This is pre alpha and before it goes stable we will have a stock layout that gets loaded the first time a user logs in and on migration from 13 to 14.
Here we are now, 11 1/2 months in the Stable Release and this feature is still not there and now requires the community to “up vote” it to have it be worked. Very strange, very strange indeed.