In System Perferences > Accounts How To Change Short Name?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by OHSIXX, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. OHSIXX macrumors member

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    It is subdued. Somehow my rather long name is there. I would like to shorten it up a little. Any ideas? :confused:


    BTW, I am still quite new to Apple.
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Go to system preferences and type "short name" into the search box.
    click the lock to make changes, change your short name to what you want it to be, and boom. :)
     
  3. CorvusCamenarum macrumors 65816

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    I would advise against this. It's very difficult to do, and you run the risk of borking your account completely. I think there might be a thread around here somewhere with instructions on how to accomplish it, but you're better off just making a new account and transferring everything over manually.
     
  4. OHSIXX thread starter macrumors member

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    I gave that a try. The short name is subdued (not active). How about another tip or two? :)
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Wow, I've been farking with uid's and shortnames already for work. :rolleyes:
     
  7. OHSIXX thread starter macrumors member

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  8. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    They certainly didn't go out of their way to make it easy. For the Tiger version of this document, they even shortened it down to don't bother, create a new account and copy over files you want to keep :D
     

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