Hide System Preference Panels in Mac OS X

Nov 21, 2011 - 1 Comment

Hide System Preferences 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.

Hiding unused System Preferences

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.

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in Mac OS X, Tips & Tricks

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