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I am creating an application which has a button which opens the settings pane, but there is just not quite enough space on the screen for the whole word (in a readable font size). Is there a shorter word that means the same? Something like "properties" except, well, shorter. Thanks!

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A picture of a cog or gear is often used for this purpose or alternatively a wrench/spanner. I posted this in the comments because this isn't really a EL&U answer. –  Sam Dec 16 '11 at 1:23
    
That's a good idea, I think that might be the long-term solution. –  iamataptool Dec 16 '11 at 1:26

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I doubt you can do any better than Setup, or possibly Specs or Prefs if you use cutoff words. To get shorter than that requires specific information about the options you have on your Settings menu, although if your labels use proportional text, a word like Limits may take less room than Setup.

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+1 for prefs, I like that a lot –  iamataptool Dec 16 '11 at 1:26

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