Updated: 10/17/2017 by Computer Hope

Preference may refer to any of the following:

1. In general, a preference is an option or setting that is preferred. For example, someone may have a preference for using a PC over an Apple computer.

2. With a service or computer software, Preferences are options or a setting that allow the user to configure the product works. For example, a program may allow the user to set the preference to how they want the layout of a program is displayed. The preferences section may also have more advanced options in the Advanced Preferences and may also be labeled as Product Preferences.

Note: Preferences is synonymous with Settings and Options and may even be a category of one of these sections.

Option, Setting, Software terms