Do you capitalize your short user account name? (Are you OCD?)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ziggyonice, Dec 15, 2009.

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Do you capitalize your short user account name?

  1. Yes, I like having my Finder windows consistent (I'm OCD)

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  2. No, I could care less about the organization

    10 vote(s)
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  3. What's a short user name?

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  1. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    #1
    So when you setup an account on your Mac for the first time, it defaults to make your short user account name your first name (or sometimes email address). But for whatever ridiculous reason, Apple decided it would be better if this were lower-case!

    This means that when opening a Finder window, your home folder is completely mismatched from every other item in the sidebar. So, are you someone like me — someone who changes this and capitalizes it before it's too late? Or am I just crazy?

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  2. combat macrumors member

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    #2
    Appently they used my first and last... Why apple WHY!
     
  3. ergdegdeg Moderator emeritus

    ergdegdeg

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    #3
    I don't remember changing mine but it is capitalized. :confused:
     
  4. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

    ian.maffett

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    Absolutely, YES. I hated it when OS X did that the first time. I actually did a complete reinstall not knowing how to change it at the time.
    That's just me...
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Yes (No).

    :D
     
  6. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  7. mslide macrumors 6502a

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    Nope. I've always preferred that my user names, and for the most part directory names in general, be all lowercase. I actually never noticed that my finder's sidebar was 'wrong' until I read this thread.
     
  8. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    well I used to, but apparently I forget with this last restore. Not that I'm OCD about it, it's just how I type my log in.
     
  9. ian.maffett macrumors 6502

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    ...and it will now forever burden you. LoL.
     
  10. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    Same with me…although most of the time I am quite organized.
     
  11. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    I did not capitalize because I am OCD about the username@machinename being all lowercase. It's a UNIX thing.
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #12
    Apple doesn't make your short username lowercase. You have the opportunity to make it whatever you want.

    Mine is capitalised, not because I'm obsessive, but because I capitalise names. It's one of those rules I learned in elementary school.
     
  13. ziggyonice thread starter macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Yes, however they use a lower-case short name by default. Those who are new to the Mac (or don't know any better) will just accept this, only to discover that their Finder windows are now completely off.
     
  14. alphaod macrumors Core

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    #14
    I don't capitalize; I don't even capitalize my computer name.
     
  15. tallguy macrumors regular

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    Mine is but I'm sure I would end up doing something drastic to change it if that wasn't the case.
     
  16. Mew2468 macrumors regular

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    Yup. And I'm extremely OCD about everything to do with my MacBook Pro :p.
     
  17. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    YES! And the caps in the terminal won't bother you if you also use caps in your hostname....

    Code:
    Jasons-MacBook-Pro:~ Jason$
    I can see why though, *nix tradition says short names are lower case...
     
  18. Jisuo macrumors 6502

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    I laughed a little at "are now completely off". :p I didn't notice it was lowercase until I read this thread.
     
  19. Xavier macrumors 68020

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    How do you change this safely?

    I went into Accounts under System Pref., and right clicked on my User. This gives me the option of changing it, but I am afraid to go ahead and do it.
     

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