Just like a native app Settings in iOS, program System settings in macOS allows you to customize the operating system as you wish. The user can, for example, change the size and position of the Dock, choose a desktop background, set the time according to time zones, customize the keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and much more.
Via System settings changing the 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 icons in System Preferences or arrange them alphabetically
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. To categorize icons in the menu View select 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 application System settings…
2. On the menu View select 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 an application in System Preferences, just uncheck the box.
3. Click the button Done 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 on the Dock.
Manually remove icons for standard Apple apps from System settings impossible.