Mac OS

How to Adjust your Settings

To open System Preferences:

  • Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of the screen, then select System Preferences.
system Preferences on mac or mac OS
  • The System Preferences window will appear. Simply click the desired setting to adjust it. In our example, we’ll select Desktop & Screen Saver to choose a new wallpaper for our desktop.
desktop and screen saver on mac or mac OS

You can also click the System Preferences icon on the Dock to access these settings at any time.

system preferences icon on mac or mac OS

Other important settings

There are a few settings you can’t access through System Preferences. For example, if you want to customize the appearance of the Finder window, go to FinderPreferences.

click on system preferences on mac or mac OS

If you want to customize the settings for another application such as Safari, click the Program name in the Menu bar and select Preferences.

system preferences on mac or mac OS

If you want to customize the Dock, click the Apple icon and select Dock. From here, you can change the Dock’s position and appearance settings. You can also click Dock Preferences for even more options.

dock preferences on mac or mac OS

If you want to change how things appear on your desktop, you can right-click the desktop and select Show View Options from the menu that appears. From here, you can change the size of the icons on your desktop, increase the overall text size, and do more.

show view options on mac or mac OS


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