Remove Mobile Me MobileMe icon & System Preferences pane Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Remove MobileMe icon from Menu Bar in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

I don't use MobileMe, I don't want monthly charges nor do I want to store my data elsewhere. So needless to say I don't want a MobileMe icon on my finder bar, so I remove it. It's so easy, literally click and drag it off the menu bar:

  • Hold down the command key drag the Mobile Me icon off the menu bar

You can also remove or reorder most of the icons in the top right finder bar in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard in this way.

Remove MobileMe MobileMe System Preferences pane in Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

While you are at it, you may also want to remove the MobileMe System Preferences pane. No reason to look at extra stuff in your OS X system preferences either. To remove the offending Preference pane simply remove two files by entering the following command via the terminal.

sudo rm /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Mac.prefPane
sudo rm /System/Library/PreferencePanes/Internet.prefPane

Note: The sudo command is only for use by users who take responsibility for their own actions. These files may be replaced during future system updates.


Never was up there until I got an iPhone and started syncing w/ iTunes, don't use mobileme and couldn't figure out how to get rid of it.

Good hint for other same kind of ops

I had the same issue, thanks for the tip.

Thank you very much for the tip.

always mixed up the mobile me and time-machine icons.
why is apple forcing stuff like this on us.

Thank you. I don't use it too and it is an nuisance.
Didn't expect it to be so easy.

I had the same problem and I'm glad, I found this tip so easy. You save my life. Thanks again. :-)