How to clean up your Share Menu on Mac

Mac Share Menu Shortcut Menu

You have sharing options all over the place on your Mac. You’ll see Share in the menu bar, shortcut menu, and toolbar for some apps. You might notice, however; that with the more apps and services you add to your Mac, the more that sharing list grows.

To keep your Share Menu nice and neat, plus contain only the sharing extensions you actually use, this tutorial shows you how to customize it.

Open the Share Menu options

You have a couple of ways to get to your Share Menu options.

  • Open System Preferences > Extensions > Share Menu.
  • Click More at the bottom of the Share section in a shortcut menu.
  • Click More at the bottom of the File > Share option in the menu bar.

Select your sharing extensions

Any app installed on your Mac that can be used as a sharing extension will appear in the list. You can check the ones you want and uncheck those you don’t. However, there are a few things to keep in mind.

Mac Share Menu Extensions

Certain Mac apps cannot be deselected. This includes Mail, Messages, AirDrop, and Add People.

Even if you have an extension selected, it may not show up in your Share Menu. As examples, you won’t see the Add to Photos option if you try to share selected text or the Add to Reading List option if you want to share a photo.

Third-party apps may have different options. Some apps that you install on your Mac may not support all of the apps and services you see in the Share Menu settings.

Wrapping it up

There’s no denying that having a Share Menu on Mac with the apps and services you like to use is handy. It’s where you need it, when you need it. But like anything else, when that list starts to grow, it can be hard to find what you want.

So, are you going to tidy up your Mac Share Menu?

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