Broken: (2.82 Alpha)
Worked: (not sure about if it ever worked)
Note: in 2.7 and earlier F8 reloads the Addons while preserving the preferences. Since F8 no longer works, the issue started getting serious for me at least.
Short description of error
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
Simple example Addon for testing:
- install any addon that has one or more addon preferences defined.
- enable the addon
- set the preferences to something different from default values
- store user preferences
- restart Blender
- Check that the addon preferences are preserved
- Disable the Addon
- Enable it again
- See that the Addon preferences are reset to their default values
- furthermore (if Auto save is enabled) the previously stored user preferences have been overwritten by the default settings.