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preferences - senses 
- Seems to have been sorted. - TheDaveRoss 00:38, 2 February 2010 (UTC)
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Sense: (computing) The user-specified settings of parameters in interactive computer software.
- This should not be listed separately under the plural, though we might need a new sense at singular preference to indicate a computer program setting. Equinox ◑ 20:38, 23 July 2012 (UTC)
- Any particular reason? Can it be show that this usage is plural only as much as sneakers is? Facts are permitted in discussions despite the recent practice of closing discussions that have had no facts and little discussion. DCDuring TALK 20:52, 15 August 2012 (UTC)
- Keep. Computing meaning is not generally singular. DAVilla 14:36, 2 December 2012 (UTC)
Of course the computing meaning occurs in singular. A simple Google Books search would have unveiled that fact in ten seconds:
- Although you can access most system- and application-specific settings via System Preferences or application preference dialogs, respectively, there are often other settings or options available in the OS or in a particular application for which there's no interface provided. 
- Keep, as the singular "preference" does not capture the always plural sense of a group of settings. bd2412 T 17:55, 21 June 2013 (UTC)