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In macOS, the System Preferences app located in the Applications folder is where you can adjust various settings to customize your Mac. Most system preference panes are native to macOS and cannot be removed - although they can be hidden. In this article, we'll show you how it's done.

Occasionally, third-party apps installed on your Mac will insert their own preference panes in the bottom row of the System Preferences panel. Sometimes these panes will pointlessly stick around even after you've uninstalled the associated app. Thankfully though, they can be removed separately. To jump to our instructions on how to do that, click here.


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Article Link: How to Hide and Remove System Preference Panes in macOS
 
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ike1707

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I just want to know how to remove the preinstalled social media integration for Facebook, Twitter and the like. Which should not come preinstalled on any OS in my opinion.
 
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jchap

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Sorting preference panes alphabetically. Now that seems rather useful.

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I don't recall seeing this option before High Sierra, but I could be dead wrong and may just have always assumed that this can't be customized. I did notice quite a while back that System Preferences itself is an "app" that can be quit like other apps. Anyway, interesting and useful tip!
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I just want to know how to remove the preinstalled social media integration for Facebook, Twitter and the like. Which should not come preinstalled on any OS in my opinion.

I don't think you can remove the feature itself, but you can disable or remove the accounts from System Preferences to eliminate any linkage between macOS/OS X and your social media accounts. System Preferences - Internet Accounts - click on a service in the left-hand pane and remove it using the "minus" control at the bottom of the pane.
 
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