How to Hide System Preference Panels in Mac OS X

Nov 21, 2011 - 1 Comment

System Preferences 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:

  1. Open “System Preferences” from the  Apple menu and pull down the “View” menu, selecting “Customize”
  2. Uncheck each preference panel you want hidden, then click “Done”

Hide System Preferences Mac OS X

For Mac OS X and iCloud users, this is a simple way to ditch any unnecessary MobileMe preferences panels or other preference panes that ar not relevant to your usage 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, Tips & Tricks

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