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Chapter 1. Mac Os X Annoyances > STREAMLINE SYSTEM PREFERENCES

STREAMLINE SYSTEM PREFERENCES

The Annoyance:

The arrangement of items in System Preferences is confusing. The System and Personal categories seem to be a hodgepodge of items, which makes it difficult to find the item I'm looking for. A simple alphabetical list would be simpler. I know I can drag items to the System Preferences toolbar, but dragging all of them there doesn't seem any less annoying. Is an alphabetical list too much to ask?

The Fix:

You actually have three ways to select an icon alphabetically. The first two methods work in Versions 10.2 and 10.3; the third technique is a Panther-only trick:


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