How to Re-Arrange/Hide/Show System Preference Settings on MacBook Mac: Catalina & Earlier

Last Updated on Apr 26, 2020

Show/Hide Shortcuts settings on System preference for Mac OS X is one of the most important roles for all Mac users. In that case, Apple also gave an awesome customization option for customizing the system preference icon on Mac OS X EI Capitan, Yosemite or all other. In that, you can rearrange icon, Hide/ Show all icon available by default.

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This tutorial is also useful if any of the system preference icons missing or hide, unexpectedly. So we can rearrange or reset system preference UI in an easy way.

Inside system preference, most of the controls are very sensitive that will change your OS X Security, Control and Network preference, Sound, Display, and Privacy.

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Steps on Customize System Preference Settings icon on MacOS X: MacBook Mac

  • 1. Click on Apple Logo () From Top Mac Menu. Next, Click on System Preference

System Preference on Mac OS X

  • 3. Now, From the top menu list go with View option.
  • 4. Under the View > Customize.  Mac OS X System preference customize menu

Now each icon inside the system preference would show up true mark. For hide/ Remove from the list, uncheck that. Finally, Click on Done for made changes and see a live preview on system preference.

Hide icon option from system preferences settings on mac

Hide icon option from system preferences settings on mac

Unchecked icon automatically removed from the list. Again show up hidden icon repeat above steps again and select an icon that should be set in system preference.

Re-arrange icon On System Preference MacBook, iMac, Mac

  • 1. Click on Apple Logo () From Top Mac Menu. Next, Click on System Preference. System Preference on Mac OS X
  • 2. From Top Mac Menu, View > Organize by Categories.

    Organize by Category on MacBook System Preferences

    Organize by Category on MacBook System Preferences

  • 3. You have two options for re-arrange or reset icon inside system preference. Organize by category, Organize Alphabetically.

    Re-arrange icon On System Preference MacBook

    Re-arrange icon On System Preference MacBook

  • 3. That’s it. See the above picture.

Organize by Category is default setting but you can change that with by Alphabetically.

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Customize system preference icon on MacOS is the way to fix any problem related to Layout, Missing icon, and set the level of security by Remove unnecessary system preference icon on Mac.

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