View Mac System Setting Options in Alphabetical Order

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With macOS Ventura, the System Settings app was reorganized. Now it has a sidebar on the left, listing the major settings categories, such as Battery and Display, and you click each category to view specific settings options. But if you're struggling to find the category you're looking for, we'll show you how to view your Mac System Settings alphabetically.

Why You’ll Love This Tip

  • Quickly find settings you're searching for by viewing the list of categories in alphabetical order. 
  • Get a birds-eye view of all your Mac settings to check for features you want to personalize and adjust.

How to View Mac System Settings in Alphabetical Order

To learn more about your Mac features and settings, sign up for our free Tip of the Day newsletter. Once you know how to access this hidden menu, you can easily view your Mac System Settings in alphabetical order. Make sure that you have updated to macOS Ventura before you begin. Here's how: 

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  1. Click to open the Apple icon in the top-left corner.

    Click to open Apple menu and see System Settings.
  2. Click System Settings.

    Click on the apple menu System Settings
  3. Once System Settings has opened, click View in the top menu bar. This will display a list of all System Settings categories in alphabetical order.

    In the top menu bar, click View.  

Using this drop-down menu, you can quickly navigate and open any of the categories in System Settings. Try it out and see if you find this shortcut to be more efficient! If you enjoyed this tip, you might also be interested in learning how to change the AirDrop name on your Mac, iPhone, and iPad

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Devala Rees

Devala Rees has been a writer since the age of eleven, and a loyal user of Apple products for even longer. His writing background is quite eclectic, from freelance professional articles to Hindu religious scholarship to fantasy novels. Much of his writing on various topics can be found on