removing LOGIN Name

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by SR 7, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. SR 7 macrumors regular

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    how can we remove the log in name that shows next to the spotlight search icon at the top?
     
  2. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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  3. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    or disable Fast user switching in preferences. or change how you want the names displayed.
     
  4. ryanbridgwood macrumors member

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    Okay i've just done this and now i've got a massive gap where my name was, how can I get rid of that gap?!
     
  5. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    Your icons should have adjusted automatically, but try logging out and back in.
     
  6. ryanbridgwood macrumors member

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    Ah brilliant, thank you. :)
     
  7. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    how do you guys know all this? loll

    is this command drag thing useful for anything else?
     
  8. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    You can re-launch the finder and it should re-group them, or log in and out or re-boot.
     
  9. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    where is the fast user switching to disable?
     
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  11. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    System Preferences --> Users & Groups --> Login Options --> "Show fast user switching menu as" - Uncheck it to completely disable it or just change what the function displays.
     
  12. Jelite macrumors 6502a

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    Preferences>Users & Groups, then click Login Options bottom left.

    EDIT:Beaten
     
  13. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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  14. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    No problem, fast-switching user in menu bar feature didn't exist prior to Lion (that I know of..).
     
  15. mrapplegate macrumors 68030

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    It is not new to Lion, been an OS X trick for some time. Plus some of us have been using Lion since April as developers.
     
  16. SR 7 thread starter macrumors regular

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    what else is it for or useful for ?
     
  17. westonm macrumors member

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    Some items can be dragged out of their container without a modifier key, e.g. from the dock. Other items Apple believes are more important to keep put, but are still removable from their container (menu bar items, finder side bar items) with cmd-dragging. In either case the "poof" cursor will show up, indicating that the item hasn't been deleted or necessarily deactivated, only that it is no longer accessible from said container -- until you put it back anyway.

    Menu bar items often have a checkbox in their associated system preference pane for "show in menu bar", as do most applications that put something up there. Finder side bar items can simply be dragged back in if you so chose.
     

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