Change Default Admin-Password-Required Username

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by PYates77, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. PYates77 macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    I recently changed the name of my home folder using the instructions at, everything worked just fine. The only small problem is this: Whenever the "Administrator Password Required" box pops up, it now has the wrong username in the "Username:" box by default. It contains the full name of the user instead of the short name.

    For example:
    The correct username is: Foo
    The default username is: Foo Bar

    Normally removing the last name isn't too difficult, but it has become slightly annoying.

    How can I change this?

    Thank You.
  2. atlanticza macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Cape Town
    You should be able to sort that out in System Preferences > Accounts

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