Fast User Switching - Switch User Icon Disappearing?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Kelmon, Aug 1, 2005.

  1. Kelmon macrumors 6502a


    Mar 28, 2005
    United Kingdom
    OK, I've got to ask this question as it's driving me nuts. Does anyone else find, in OS X 10.4.2, that the icon in the menubar that allows you to switch users disappears after each reboot? I setup my PowerBook so that it displayed a user icon on the menubar rather than the user's short name but each time I reboot my laptop it disappears. In order to view the icon again I end up going into System Preferences, selecting Accounts, unlocking my access to Login Options, and *BANG* the icon magically appears again. The option to "enable fast user switching" was enabled all the time.

    Seriously, does anyone else suffer from this and, if so, WTF? Damned if this happened under 10.3...
  2. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus


    Mar 10, 2004
    Bergen, Norway
    Long shot: Delete the file ~/Preferences/ (where ~/is your users home folder), reboot and see if that helps...

    Edit: You may need to replace all your menu bar items after this!

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