Just like a native app Settings in iOS, program System settings on macOS allows you to customize the operating system as you wish. The user can, for example, change the size and position of the Dock, select the desktop background, set the time according to time zones, customize the keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and much more.
By using System settings changing operating system settings is very easy and convenient. We present to your attention a quick guide on customizing the application interface and managing icons.
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How to categorize or alphabetically arrange icons in System Preferences
1. Open the app System settingsby clicking on the corresponding icon in the Dock. You can also launch the application through the Apple menu.
2. In order to categorize the icons, in the menu View choose Arrange by category… If you want to arrange them alphabetically, click on Arrange alphabetically…
The screenshot posted above demonstrates the arrangement of the icons by category. In the image below, they are sorted alphabetically.
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How to hide or make visible an icon in System Preferences
1. Run the app System settings…
2. On the menu View choose Tune or press and hold the dedicated button at the top of the application window.
A check mark will appear next to each icon. If you want to hide the icon of a particular application in System Preferences, just uncheck the box.
3. Click on the button Ready in the upper left corner to complete the setup process.
After the icon of an application has been hidden in System Preferences, the program itself does not go anywhere. You can access it through the search bar in System Preferences, via the menu View or the context menu that appears if you press and hold the icon System settings in the Dock.
Manually remove icons for standard Apple apps from System settings impossible.