Another food for thought:
While a bit similar to the link you posted, I find Reaper
's approach more efficient:
(random "Preferences" screenshot from Google)
Two things you can't see in this screenshot:
- Reaper (a Digital Audio Workstation - with a nice development / business model too btw!
) has a LOT of preferences (and this was from an older version)
- the main entries (e.g. "Audio") are clickable and display their own settings, which makes better sense IMO than displaying the same settings as their first entry (like it's done in other softs).
& on the usability side, I find it to work rather well for so many settings.