With macOS Ventura, Apple determined to rename and redesign the macOS System Preferences. It resembles the one in iOS, however Apple didn’t fully make the 2 UIs mirror one another. The Mac and iPhone have totally different display and consumer dynamics, so Apple made interfaces that benefit from the platform whereas attaining a way of uniformity. Right here’s what you’ll be able to anticipate to see in Ventura.
macOS Ventura: System Preferences is now System Settings
Apple modified the identify of System Preferences in macOS to System Settings to match the Settings app in iOS. It’s nonetheless positioned within the Apple menu underneath About This Mac.
Why Programs Settings and never simply Settings, because it’s referred to as in iOS? It’s to make clear that these settings are macOS settings and there aren’t any settings for any apps on the Mac on this part. Mac app settings are nonetheless referred to as Preferences and they’re nonetheless positioned inside every app’s Preferences menu. In iOS, the Settings app incorporates each system and app settings, thus the Settings identify sans System.
macOS Ventura: New look
Right here’s how System Preferences appears to be like in macOS Monterey, and the brand new System Settings in macOS Ventura. Drag the slider to see how totally different the 2 apps are.
The icon grid is gone, changed by an inventory within the left column. Within the previous UI, you clicked on an icon and the window would open to the setting. Within the new UI, the setting that you simply click on on opens in the primary a part of the window. This new structure makes it extra environment friendly to modify between settings.
Apple additionally made modifications to the controls inside every setting. They’re just like what was used earlier than, however Apple did some fine-tuning to make the controls extra intuitive and straightforward to make use of. The general look is so much cleaner, making settings and controls simpler to search out.
macOS Ventura: Relocated settings
The brand new appear and feel is straightforward to regulate to, however what’s going to throw some customers off is that Apple additionally moved many settings round from the place they was positioned. For instance, the Common pane has totally different settings now; a few of the settings it used to have, reminiscent of Look, are actually its personal separate setting pane, whereas others are actually in a distinct or new setting.
That is going to take some getting used to. Chances are high, although, that the settings you incessantly alter are in Management Middle or the menu bar, so that you gained’t must hunt for these settings. Apple didn’t take away the search subject, nonetheless, so you should utilize it to search out what you want.