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Remove unnecessary System Preferences icons

#1 User is offline   Macworld 

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Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:01 AM

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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 03:31 AM

fantastic tip! I never knew that the Sys Pref icons could be removed. This is yet another reason I visit Macworld.com!
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#3 User is offline   dwcowell 

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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:21 AM

Must be Lion only. :-(
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 05:51 AM

This is a great tip and good way to reduce System preference clutter!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 06:03 AM

View Postdwcowell, on 31 January 2012 - 04:21 AM, said:

Must be Lion only. :-(


Did you read the article? The second paragraph states "This technique was introduced with Lion..."
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:10 AM

Great tip!
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 07:21 AM

This is a wonderfulo hiodden gem. Thanks.
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#8 User is offline   johndrake 

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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 08:54 AM

Nice hint, does make the Preference Window a bit neater. Hats off to anon.
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

Love it!
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 10:23 AM

Can't you just right click and remove a pane?
That is how I do it in Snow Leopard.
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 11:19 AM

Please identify any tips for Lion only in the Mac OS Hints email. It is discouraging to get excited about a tip, only to discover it is for Lion. I don't intend to upgrade to 10.7 for a LONG time!
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Posted 31 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

View Postsensel, on 31 January 2012 - 10:23 AM, said:

Can't you just right click and remove a pane?
That is how I do it in Snow Leopard.


You can only remove third party pref panes this way.

However, you can delete a preference pane by going to /System/Library/PreferencePanes.
Drag whatever you want to delete to a folder on the desktop or anywhere you want to hold it, a copy will be made.
Then delete the original, you'll be asked for an administrator password. That's it.
To re-enable the pref pane simply put the copy back into the /System/Library/PreferencePanes folder.
This also works in 10.5.
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  Posted 31 January 2012 - 04:14 PM

This apparently only applies to 10.7, as with 10.6.8 neither way mentioned to customize seems to go anywhere.
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Posted 01 February 2012 - 06:23 AM

View Postgherrick, on 31 January 2012 - 04:14 PM, said:

This apparently only applies to 10.7, as with 10.6.8 neither way mentioned to customize seems to go anywhere.


Well, yes. It's not in the headline but the body of the article notes very early on that this is new behavior in Lion.
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