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What could be the reason for Apple to use a gear-wheel in its Finder to show more options when everybody else seems to use this icon for "Settings"? Even Apple uses it again for the System Preferences. Is there a concept I don't see here?

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Apple uses the gear for 'Actions'. For preferences Apple uses an image of several gears (instead of just one).

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    Thanks a lot. I still wonder why it has to be the gear for 'Actions' while the rest of the world seems to use this for settings: thenounproject.com/search/?q=settings – Steffen Kastner Dec 1 '14 at 13:28
  • I think that's confusing too, although I can't think of a better one. Picking icons can be very arbitrary if you ask me. – Ruudt Dec 1 '14 at 15:03

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