I've seen this requested in other areas, but not as a feature request yet.
If I am working with a new material, say a specific solder paste for use with fabbed HASL boards, and need to play around with parameters like print height and "Kick" (whatever that may be ) I don't want my tests interfering with my normal settings for pasting onto V-One printed boards with the standard paste. I want to be able to save my settings as "Paste on HASL" or something memorable, so I can easily switch between modes.
However say I've been doing V-One printed boards for some time, and have managed to set the perfect backlash compensation for the machine, if I then have to do a "Paste on HASL" I don't want its settings to wipe out my backlash adjustment, only to set the Print Height and Kick, perhaps.
The way I've done this on our industrial systems is to use a settings template, where only specific values are included and override the defaults. The UI for this could consist of check-boxes for the parameters to be included in the named settings file, which could be just a simple text file. (Or XML, but I am still NOT a fan of the current trend to use XML for everything!)