Across the various different programs, you will most often have a menu item called:


  • Firefox
  • Chrome
  • Gedit
  • Synaptic (Under a Settings menu column)
  • Hexchat (Under a Settings menu column)
  • Gnome-Terminal
  • Thunderbird
  • Rhythmbox

Less often:


  • QtCreator

and less often:


  • Gvim
  • Chrome

Preferences seems to be the most used, but it is absent in some programs. Are the terms synonymous, or is there a distinction to be made as to where such labels are supposed to lead to?


It's the lack of style guides. On Mac systems you have Preferences fixed to store your options and settings. Other systems prefer whatever the programmer's taste is to name preferences.

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