Case conventions for account name in Mac OS X?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by DennisMadsen, May 12, 2011.

  1. DennisMadsen macrumors regular

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    What are the conventions about the short account name in Mac OS X regarding upper and lower case? If my user is "Dennis Madsen", should my account name be "dennis" or "Dennis"?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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  3. DennisMadsen thread starter macrumors regular

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    I know that both are working fine. But I'm talking about conventions. What are best practice?
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    See my edit, according to Apple, it must be lowercase.
     
  5. DennisMadsen thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. :)
     
  6. SideStepSociety macrumors 6502

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    I find it strange that the article states this.

    Not questioning you personally or anything, just the article. I can't see why they would say only lowercase. I've been using "Chris" with a capital as my short name for years, since Tiger, and never had a single problem.

    I've also changed shortnames to new names with a capitalized first letter and never had any trouble.

    Very odd that they would say that. Even when setting up a new Mac, I always set my short name to "Chris".
     

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