I think that preferences generally are something that Apple has to work on in a future version of X. One example, minor but typical: I sometimes play a mindless game called MacSolitaire, usually when I'm wired but tired--so I like it to tell me when there are no further moves that I can make cause I don't really want to pay much attention to what I'm doing. Well, every now and then the app simply forgets that I've set the preferences, so I have to click on Preferences, uncheck the automatic notification, recheck it, and then close the preferences window. There's no pattern to the forgetting, either. Sometimes it'll forget from one hand to the next, and sometimes it won't forget unless I've logged out and logged back in.<br><br>And that's true too.--Shakespeare, King Lear
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