Hide System Preference Panels in Mac OS X
You can hide unwanted System Preferences from appearing in the control panel without actually removing them. This is a helpful distinction for setting up other user accounts or just for hiding System Prefs you never access and no longer need:
- Open “System Preferences” from the Apple menu and pull down the “View” menu, selecting “Customize”
- Uncheck each preference panel you want hidden, then click “Done”
For Mac OS X Lion and iCloud users, this is a simple way to ditch the now unnecessary MobileMe preferences from cluttering the options.
For setting up a limited user account, hiding many of the panels and then sorting the remaining panes alphabetically can make the entire System Preferences app easier to use.