Hide Rare Users in Login Screen?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by tomihasa, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. tomihasa macrumors newbie

    tomihasa

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    Jun 20, 2011
    Location:
    Finland
    #1
    I'm the only user of my Mac Pro 8-Core, but I also have one test account and one account for my friend who visits seldomly. Is there a way to hide these two other users when trying to login, so I don't need to select a user before typing my password?
     
  2. maril1111 macrumors 68000

    maril1111

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    Mar 14, 2010
    Location:
    Denmark
    #3
    No but you could setup automatic login in the User Preference pane.
     
  3. ndpete macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2011
    #4
    Hidden User List

    You can just add the rare users to the Hidden Users list. This will hide those accounts and give you the option of Other to the login screen. You will need their shortname then just run this command in Terminal.app

    Code:
    sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList -array-add user1 user2 user3
    To remove them from the hidden user list:
    Code:
    sudo defaults delete /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow HiddenUsersList
    This is the same process as 10.6 so you can follow this guide if you need more info: Mac Login Tricks
     

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