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Viewing System Preferences

System Preferences are organized into categories by default. Each category contains a set of icons, which you can open to set customization options in preference panes for different aspects of the Macintosh operating system. You can also view the icons in the System Preferences window alphabetically, depending on your preference. Simply click a preference icon to open it, and then make the changes you want. The preferences take effect when you quit or close System Preferences.

View System Preferences

  • bluecircle_1.jpg Click the Apple menu, and then click System Preferences or click the System Preferences icon in the Dock.
  • bluecircle_2.jpg To change preference organization, click the View menu, and then click Organize By Categories or Organize Alphabetically.
  • bluecircle_3.jpg To open a preference, click the icon.

  • bluecircle_4.jpg To switch to another preference, click the View menu, and then click the one you want to open.

  • bluecircle_5.jpg When you’re done, click the System Preferences menu, and then click Quit System Preferences, or click the Close button.
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