Add as a synonym of .

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    Hm. Do you think these tags are useful at all? I'm inclined to have them removed entirely.
    – slhck
    Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 9:48

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I merged into . The latter is part of the Super User mid 2012 tag/question cleanup anyway. So this is a great chance to get them all cleaned up together.

I did not create a synonym.


I disagree with the synonymization, because I see a distinct difference between a preference and a setting.

A preference is tied to a personal choice, a setting is not

However, I feel like both tags serve little purpose and should be removed.

They convey so little information or meaning in our context that I would not even propose a replacement. Maybe something in the area of .

There is also these guys:

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    While I agree with your quoted line, the tag as written, "Preferences", would be my first choice concerning the OSX Preference Panes. A quick search and cursory browsing of the questions tagged with "Preferences" seems to concur. It that sense, I could certainly see the similarity with settings, but in this particular regard, I might suggest that closer match would be "control-panel"
    – JoshP
    Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 18:54
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    also, the "settings" for mac applications are reached through the "preferences" menu item.
    – JoshP
    Commented Jul 30, 2012 at 19:09
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    Isn't nvidia-settings a program? Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 7:09
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    @Mechanicalsnail: Great catch! packages.debian.org/squeeze/nvidia-settings Commented Aug 1, 2012 at 9:19
  • What about the tag word: [options] ? aren't these also settings related?
    – Saariko
    Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 13:26
  • @Saariko: Yes, another target :) Thanks, I added it to the list for now. Commented Aug 9, 2012 at 16:57

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