Why is the Preferences menu option disabled in the version of Contour I downloaded from the Mac App Store?
It might seem confusing that Preferences (in the Contour menu) is disabled for the version of Contour available through the Mac App store.
The reason for this is that the only preference available for Contour under Preferences has been disabled. Since there are not preferences to set, we have disabled the Preferences menu option.
Prior to submission in the App store, Contour included only one option in Preferences: the option to set whether or not Contour would check for updates. If this option was enabled, Contour would check for updates; otherwise, it would not.
Since the Mac App Store will now notify you of updates to Contour, it is no longer necessary to toggle within Contour whether or not Contour will for updates. Since this was the only setting available under Preferences, the Preferences menu option was disabled in the Contour menu.