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How to hide system preference panes in macOS

Sometimes you may need to hide the Systems Preferences in macOS to prevent unwanted changes. Here’s how:

Go to the Apple Menu and choose System Preferences.

Under the View Menu, click Customize.

Checkmarks will appear on all the System Preferences items/panes. 

Deselect a pane and click Done.

If you later decide, you want to “un-hide’” a pane, just reverse the process.

(This how-to is based on my experiences and info on Apple’s support pages — where the images sometimes come from.)

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.