Thankfully, there are a few ways to quickly tidy up your display. By combining a few different methods, you can delete the shortcuts you never use, hide the ones you only use on the odd occasion, and keep those you use the most. The process of cleaning up is simple and fast, and may save you a lot of time spent clicking around various folders trying to find the one you are looking for. Check out exactly what you need to do below, and what the final result can be when everything is tidy.
Step 1: Preferences menu
Open Preferences and select the Sidebar tab. From here, uncheck the boxes of items you don’t need in your sidebar; if you never use the search terms, you might as well not have them clogging up space.
Step 2: Gone for good
If you don’t want individual folders being shown, right-click on them and select ‘Remove from Sidebar’. Alternatively hold the Command key and drag a shortcut away to make it disappear in a puff of smoke.