how to hide user name in lion?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by greenbreadmmm, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. greenbreadmmm macrumors regular

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    i want to get ride of the user name in the top right corner. i dont need to know who i am. any one know how to get this off the top bar?
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    System Preferences > User & Groups > Login Options (lower left corner) > uncheck Show fast user switching menu as
     
  3. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a

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    Or just hold command and drag it off of the menu bar.
     
  4. greenbreadmmm thread starter macrumors regular

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    you may or may not have just blown my mind
     
  5. DagazaGZ macrumors regular

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    Agreed, makes it seem to simple.
     
  6. WMuntean macrumors regular

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    Boom! That just happened!
     
  7. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    Wow. Thanks. Yay for the simple solution to things.
     
  8. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

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    Or just change it to an icon and don't lose the functionality.
     
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816

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    True, if you have multiple regular users. For example, on my personal MBP, my wife has an account should she ever want/need to use my computer because no other computer was available and I was signed out of it, but I've had the computer for a year and she's used it twice.
     
  10. iBluey macrumors newbie

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    Hide account but still use it - OS X Lion

    Hi all,

    I have this situation:
    user1,
    user2,
    user3

    I'd like to see only user1 and user3 on my Login screen and on my Fast-User switching screen too. But:
    * can I still log on with user2 by manually typing username and password somewhere in Login screen?
    * can i also fast-user-switch to user2 still, even though it is not shown with icon and name in the upper right corner (person silhouette-like icon)-I need to be able to fast-switch to user2, but not by clicking on the icon since I dont want it to be shown that there is user2 - is there some field/option to also type username and password in Fast-User Switching screen too?

    Pls comment is such a thing possible.
    In WinXP for example, there was the option not to display user accounts as icons so that user must type in username together with password. Im looking for a cross between these two approaches - display some users but don't display others. Is this possible?
     
  11. ScottFitz macrumors 6502a

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    When all else fails using my mac, I try the most obvious thing and normally it works. Blows my mind too.
     

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