Operating system and graphics card
Broken: (example: 2.69.7 4b206af, see splash screen)
Short description of error
Manual - Editors/Settings/Preferences link leads to User Preferences. Which is irritating since it is a sub point in the Editors section. So i would expect to have a document open up here. Instead the link leads me to the master category User Preferences.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Based on a (as simple as possible) attached .blend file with minimum amount of steps
Then click at the menu item Preferences in the Settings category. It will not open a document, but jump to the category User Preferences.