macOS Ventura Features Redesigned 'System Settings' App

Apple today previewed macOS Ventura, its latest operating system for the Mac, and one of the new features is a redesigned and renamed System Settings app that replaces System Preferences on macOS Monterey and previous versions.

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The new System Settings app looks more similar to the Settings app on the iPhone and iPad, with settings placed in a sidebar for easy access.

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System Preferences had been the app's name for over 20 years, but System Settings is the new name going forward. The redesigned app is limited to macOS Ventura, which will be publicly released in the fall. The first beta of macOS Ventura was seeded to developers today for testing, and Apple said the first public beta will be released in July.

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Top Rated Comments

FasterQuieter Avatar
3 weeks ago
With every release more and more I just want them to leave the things that work alone and fix the things that don’t. I don’t have any issues with system preferences. How about fixing Music or mouse swipes in Apple Mail.
Score: 39 Votes (Like | Disagree)
boss.king Avatar
3 weeks ago
"What if we took the settings menu and made it harder to uses with a mouse?"

"Harder with a mouse? Are we adding a touchscreen?"

"No, I just think it would be funny."
Score: 32 Votes (Like | Disagree)
w5jck Avatar
3 weeks ago
Instead of making macOS look more like the mess in iOS and iPadOS, I wish they would make iOS and iPadOS function more like macOS. I don’t want my Mac to turn into an iPad with a built in keyboard.

TBH, none of the OS updates seem to be anything I can get excited about. If they want to impress me, leave the darn interfaces alone and fix the dang bugs!
Score: 29 Votes (Like | Disagree)
AAPLGeek Avatar
3 weeks ago
This:



To this:





It's a major step back in usability but I'm not surprised.

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Score: 25 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheDailyApple Avatar
3 weeks ago
This could take some getting used to, but an overall improvement nonetheless.
Score: 21 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bartolo5 Avatar
3 weeks ago
Not digging this for some reason, but I guess I'll get used to it.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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