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The Appearance System Preference (Mac OS X 10.3.7)

The Appearance pane of System Preferences appeared as of Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther". Before that, it was the General preference pane, which had a very long history (in terms of origin -- going back to the Control Panel settings of the 1984 System 1).

Mac OS X 10.3[]

In the version supplied with Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther", the overall apperance (blue or graphite), as well as the highlight colour, can all be set.

Scroll arrows can be set to appear at the top and bottom of a scroll bar, or together. (TinkerTool allows you to set both scroll arrows at both ends of a scroll bar.) There is also a setting to indicate what a click in the scroll bar will mean to the system: a jump to the next page (or screenfull), or merely to scroll to here.

Settings on smooth scrolling and the option to minimise (into the Dock) any window which is given a double-click on the title bar are also available in this panel.

Descendants of the classic Mac OS Apple Menu Options control panel also form part of the panel: these, to be specific, are the options to set the number of Recent Items in the Apple Menu. Finally, anti-aliasing related options can be set.

SystemPreferences   System Preferences

.Mac · Accounts · Accessibility · Appearance · Apple ID · Battery · Bluetooth · Classic · CDs & DVDs · ColorSync · Dashboard & Exposé · Date & Time · Desktop · Desktop & Screen Saver · Dictation & Speech · Displays · Dock · Dock & Menu Bar · Energy Saver · Exposé · Exposé & Spaces · Extensions · Family Sharing · General · iCloud · Ink · International · Internet Accounts · Internet · Keyboard · Keyboard & Mouse · Language & Region · Login · Mail, Contacts & Calendars · Mission Control · MobileMe · Monitors · Mouse · My Account · Network · Notifications · Parental Controls · Password · Print & Fax · Printers & Scanners · QuickTime · Screen Saver · Screen Time · Security · Security & Privacy · Sidecar · Siri · Sharing · Software Update · Sound · Speech · Spotlight · Startup Disk · Time Machine · Touch ID · Trackpad · Universal Access · Users · Users & Groups · Wallet & Apple Pay

Notes: Items in gray indicate panes of System Preferences that were merged or renamed. Items in strikethrough have been replaced or discontinued. Items in italics are only available if the corresponding hardware or software is installed. This list does not include 3rd-party preference panes.