Hiding user name in the taskbar

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Eugen Mezei, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. Eugen Mezei macrumors member

    Eugen Mezei

    Mar 21, 2015
    Using german localisations (with usually longer names than in English) of some programs, pretty fast fill the taskbar on the 12" screen of my iBook. So beginning from left to right the symbols I have sitting there (e.g. the symbol for changing the keyboard layout) become covered.
    As I am the only user of this Mac, showing the name of the logged in user is useless.

    How can I remove the logged in user from the taskbar?
  2. chabig macrumors 603

    Sep 6, 2002
    Show the user menu as an icon rather than the username:

  3. Dronecatcher macrumors 68030


    Jun 17, 2014
    Lincolnshire, UK
    Or just unclick Enable fast user switching altogether to remove the logged in user.
  4. Eugen Mezei thread starter macrumors member

    Eugen Mezei

    Mar 21, 2015
    Thank you both.
    I was so dumb not clicking on the lock. :(
    Now it showed the extra options.

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