System Preferences Not Displaying Properly

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ghsNick, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. ghsNick macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    #1
    Does anyone know why System Preferences isn't displaying properly and creating this second row?

    I'd really like to fix this with anyone's advice - thanks :)
     

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  2. AL2TEACH macrumors 6502

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    #2
    maybe 8 icons is the limit?
    I've seen other threads about this
    maybe on the apple forums page.
     
  3. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    #3
    What's unchecked in System Preferences menu item View>Customize?
     
  4. redheeler macrumors 603

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    It seems to be normal for Macs that have an optical drive now, due to Apple's strange decision to relocate Startup Disk from the bottom row, where it had been for years. Sierra compared to El Capitan:
    SystemPreferences-Sierra.png SystemPreferences-El Capitan.png
    Newer Macs without an optical drive/icon for CDs & DVDs don't have this issue, and the icons fit in a neat row on Sierra as well. Possible to fix by going into Customize mode and hiding this icon.
     
  5. ghsNick thread starter macrumors 68020

    ghsNick

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    #5
    It looks like it's the "Startup Disk" is appearing for some reason in my image? Is that what you're referring to?
     
  6. Fishrrman macrumors G4

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    #6
    Go to the "View" menu and select "Organize Alphabetically".

    Problem solved!
     
  7. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    #7
    Or just stop worrying about utterly inconsequential things, every new OS will change things around slightly it's hardly an issue is it??

    It in no way changes the functionality or performance of your computer so just accept it for what it is, a change that means nothing to anyone.
     
  8. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    This came up in another thread right after Sierra came out and it is totally normal. On a Mac with the optical drive, that extra icon pushes things down into a another row.
     
  9. idoccurt macrumors regular

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    System Prefs also crashes all the time...annoying.
     

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