Get rid of user on login screen?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lieb39, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. lieb39 macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    #1
    Hello everyone,

    Just wondering if it's possible to get rid of a user on the login screen? I have a 'remote' account for other people to access my dropbox, but I never use it to login. Can I remove this user?

    Cheers,

    lieb39
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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    #2
    Are you talking about removing an account on OS X? If that is the case, you'd go to System Preferences > Accounts > and then click the account you want to remove, and hit the "-" button.
     
  3. lieb39 thread starter macrumors 6502

    lieb39

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    #3
    Whoops, I didn't make that clear. I meant I want to hide the user. I still need the user for remote reasons, just want to hide the user from the login screen.

    Thanks,

    lieb39
     
  4. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

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  5. Superdrive macrumors 6502a

    Superdrive

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    #5
    An option you could use inside the Accounts of System Prefs, is: Display login window as a Name and Password field. Then both accounts are hidden. Or since you are the only user, just turn the login window off from the same panel.
     
  6. praxosophos macrumors newbie

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    #6
    Use sudo

    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array-add user
     
  7. rockstarjoe macrumors 6502a

    rockstarjoe

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    #7
    do you put the username where you wrote 'user' ? Thanks, good to know.
     

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