This short guide will show you how to customize the macOS System Preferences so that only the items you use on a regular basis are displayed.
After 10 major versions of OS X/macOS, you can finally customize the System Preferences! It’s quick and easy to do and will save you from having to scan through a lot of icons to find the one you want each time you open the System Preferences. Here’s how –
- Click the Apple icon in the menu bar and select System Preferences…
- You’ll be presented with the System Preferences that we all know and love.
- Now try clicking View and then select Customize…
- Remove the check marks from the boxes of items that you do not want to see. Click the Done button when you’re done. Note: you will still be able to access these items, easily, they just won’t be displayed here in the main System Preferences window.
- Ta-da! A much smaller and more manageable version of the System Preferences.
- You can always access each of the System Preferences, hidden or not, by clicking View and selecting it.