System Preferences breaks the different panels down into four categories, each of which appears as its own row of icons in the program’s main display window. The four categories are:
Internet & Network
If you or another application needs to add panels to the System Preferences window (see Section 5.4 later in this chapter), they will appear in a separate category row called Other.
The changes you make to the various panels in the System Preferences
is saved as XML data in the form of a property
list, or plist. These plists can
be found in your
directory, and can be further tweaked and manipulated using a text
editor, or using the Property List Editor application if
you’ve installed the Developer Tools. Look for
filenames that begin with com.apple.
something.plist in this directory.
The panels found in System Preferences are discussed in the sections that follow.
These panels allow you to configure various aspects of the Aqua “look and feel” of your system, such as the placement and behavior of the Dock, window appearance, language preferences, and the ability to customize some features of user accounts.
The panels included in the Personal section include:
These Preference panels are explained further here.
The Desktop panel, shown in Figure 5-3, lets you change the background image that appears on your Desktop. You can choose ...