Along with the versatile Dock and iOS-style Control Center, “Share Menu” is one of my favorite macOS features. Thanks to integration with a ton of sharing extensions, it offers a fairly easy way to share a variety of things like photos, emails, documents, news articles and so on for almost anywhere on Mac. That said, with the presence of so many extensions, the share menu tends to look cluttered if you don’t manage it according to your needs. And that’s where the following guide on how to customize share menu extensions on Mac comes into play.
How to Customize macOS Sharing Extensions
macOS lets you easily add and remove specific sharing extensions from the Share menu. So you can keep only the favorite extensions and hide the ones you no longer use. This way, you will be able to quickly access the extensions you use frequently. Let me walk you through the quick steps!
- To begin, click on the Share button in Safari, Finder, or any other application on your Mac. Since most apps support the share feature, chances are you won’t have to spend a lot of time tracking it down.
2. Now select Following in the Share menu to access extension preferences.
3. In the left sidebar, choose Share menu.
4. Next, you should see the list of all sharing extensions that you can use on your Mac.
Add sharing extensions to the Share menu:
Now, if you want to add a share extension to the Share menu on your Mac, just check the box to its left.
Remove Sharing Extensions from the Share menu:
If you no longer want to use a sharing extension, simply uncheck the box to its left.
To note: It’s worth pointing out that you can use the same preferences to fully customize your Mac with extensions not only from Apple, but also third-party apps you have installed.
Adjust Sharing Extensions to Your Needs on Mac
This is how you can customize the sharing extensions on your Mac. Use this simple but quite effective trick to keep the share menu clean. I mean only show the ones you use and put all the unnecessary ones out of sight.
Recently, we’ve covered several useful macOS guides, including customizing the menu bar, using the new battery settings, and making the most of iMessage effects and fun Memoji stickers. Give them a try if you want to unlock the full potential of macOS Big Sur.