Switching from macOS to Linux/System Preferences (Desktop)

The following is a list of some of Apple's System Preference Panes and where you will be able to find the same settings in Ubuntu Desktop. Most of them are self explanatory and are available in Ubuntu Desktop "System Settings" application, which is found in the Dock or in the Gear menu at the top right of the screen.

Date & TimeEdit

DesktopEdit

Desktop BackgroundEdit

"System Settings", "Appearance" to set the background image.

ScreensaverEdit

"System Settings", "Brightness & Lock" to set the lock time and password requirements.

Ubuntu's ships with only one basic screensaver that locks the screen. If you want a more screensaver follow these screensaver installation instructions.

DisplaysEdit

ResolutionEdit

"System Settings", "Display" to change resolution. The big difference between this and Mac is that you have to click "Apply" to actually change the resolution. This won't be obvious if you install Ubuntu in a VM that has a very small screen size (800 x 600) because you won't be able to see the "Apply" button.

BrightnessEdit

ColorEdit

Night ShiftEdit

Read about it here.

DockEdit

The Ubuntu Dock is called the Launcher.

"System Settings", "Appearance", "Look" tab allows you set it's size. The "Behavior" tab allows you to Auto-hide the Launcher. There are other ways to configure the Launcher appearance.

Energy SaverEdit

Sleep displayEdit

"System Settings", "Brightness & Lock" to set the lock time.

Sleep computerEdit

"System Settings", "Power" allows you to suspend the computer, but I'm not sure what that means.

Sleep hard drivesEdit

I don't see settings for this.

Wake for Network AccessEdit

Read about it here.

Start up after power failureEdit

Power NapEdit

Power On/WakeEdit

Power Off/SleepEdit

ExtensionsEdit

GeneralEdit

Default Web browserEdit

"System Settings", "Details" pane, "Default Applications" tab allows you to change the default web browser, email, calendar, music, video, and photo applications.

KeyboardEdit

Key Repeat & Delay Until RepeatEdit

"System Settings", "Keyboard"

Modifier KeysEdit

TextEdit

ShortcutsEdit

"System Settings", "Keyboard"

Input SourcesEdit

"System Settings", "Text Entry"

DictationEdit

Add bluetooth deviceEdit

Mouse & TrackpadEdit

Scroll DirectionEdit

This seems to be a grey area. You can read about it here and here

Tracking SpeedEdit

"System Settings", "Mouse & Trackpad"

Add bluetooth deviceEdit

NetworkEdit

Printers & ScannersEdit

"System Settings", "Printers".

For scanners, see this, this or this.

Security & PrivacyEdit

Screensaver PasswordEdit

"System Settings", "Brightness & Lock"

FileVaultEdit

FirewallEdit

PrivacyEdit

SharingEdit

SoundsEdit

Startup DiskEdit

Time MachineEdit

Users & GroupsEdit