Is there a better way to describe an app's feature as being dependent on the user's decision than saying it's 'user-set'?
- The volume of a video's playback is 'user-set'.
- The language is not.
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At the querent’s request, I am reposting my original comment as an answer, with the caveat that it is quite definitely anecdotal.
I generally see “set by the user”, “user-configurable”, or “user-controlled”, depending on the specific context. “User-configured” generally refers to a persistent setting that is specific to a computer program or environment, and which is unlikely to be changed frequently, such as text colors on the screen.
If you're writing this for consumers, I propose you avoid 'user' at all. 'User' is an impersonal word for programmers, not consumers.
Notice, in this article written for consumers, the authors explains that :
...it vigilantly listens to the volume output of your television and notices when the volume jumps above a certain level (set by you)."
It is increasingly common for manuals to use more personal language, such as 'you' rather than 'user'.