System Preferences is designed as a simple way to customise the majority of the different options and settings available on your Mac. There is, however, a lot of options available. If you are setting up a Mac for a new user, or are in a school or work environment and want to limit the number of a preferences available you may want to hide various options so they can’t easily be changed. This post is going to show you a very simple method of hiding used or unneeded System Preference options.
Hide The Preferences You Don’t Use
To hide the system preference options you don’t use, select from the menu bar View > Customise.
Upon checking this option you will notice the System Preferences will place a check mark against every System Preference option. You simply deselect the options you don’t want to have on your screen. For example if you want to hide the Dock, Desktop & Screen Saver or Spotlight option, you deselect it from the list.
When you select customise again from the view menu the option will disappear.
This means you can organise and hide the options you don’t want to see. Now, these options will still be available from the view menu on the menu bar, however they will not appear in the app itself. This means you can narrow down and organise the ones you want to see. Giving you a more streamlined system preferences.