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

Preferences

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

Less often:

Options

  • QtCreator

and less often:

Settings

  • 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?

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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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