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

    Jun 4, 2007
    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


    Jul 6, 2008
    Atlanta, GA
    System Preferences > User & Groups > Login Options (lower left corner) > uncheck Show fast user switching menu as
  3. Ljohnson72 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 21, 2008
    Denver, Co
    Or just hold command and drag it off of the menu bar.
  4. greenbreadmmm thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2007
    you may or may not have just blown my mind
  5. DagazaGZ macrumors regular


    Dec 13, 2010
    Agreed, makes it seem to simple.
  6. WMuntean macrumors regular

    Aug 23, 2007
    Boom! That just happened!
  7. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    Wow. Thanks. Yay for the simple solution to things.
  8. CapnJackGig macrumors 6502a

    Jul 17, 2011
    Or just change it to an icon and don't lose the functionality.
  9. DirtySocks85 macrumors 65816


    Mar 12, 2009
    Wichita, KS
    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

    Jun 28, 2010
    Hide account but still use it - OS X Lion

    Hi all,

    I have this situation:

    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

    Nov 3, 2007
    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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