User Name not Appearing in Top Menu Bar

Discussion in 'macOS' started by applefan27073, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. applefan27073 macrumors member

    applefan27073

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    #1
    Hi Everyone!

    I downloaded an application (from an internet site) designed for (wait for it...) Tiger, which supposedly changed the way the User Name would appear in the top menu bar (if multiple accounts on the one mac), allowing for a shortcut to the "Login Window" screen, as opposed to Logging out.

    However, the application didn't work (OK, I shouldn't have installed a Tiger app...) and, as a result, the User Name Menu has disappeared from the Mac Menu (see attached file).

    After deleting all files from the system and rebooting the mac, the problem still persists.

    I am running the latest version of Snow Leopard (10.6).

    Is there any way I can fix this???

    Many Thanks,

    Jordan
    @jcjanssen - On Twitter
     

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    #2
    There is no need for such application, as you can just set it in System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items:

    [​IMG]

    Btw, to completely uninstall an application: Best way to FULLY DELETE a program

    PS: Does it also happen in another, even temporarily created, user account?
     
  3. Damo01 macrumors regular

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    #3

    What is the name of the application?
     
  4. Badrottie Suspended

    Badrottie

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    thank you very much I have been looking to hide my real name!
     
  5. applefan27073 thread starter macrumors member

    applefan27073

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    #5
    Problem Fixed (kinda...)

    Thank you very much for your responses.

    For those who are wondering, the program is called "WinSwitch" http://wincent.com/a/products/winswitch/

    Many thanks simsaladimbamba for System Preferences options! (Saved my life....) :D:D

    The Application is uninstalled and my menu bar looks like normal!

    The only thing I am looking for now is a keyboard shortcut for the login window.

    I know you can LOG OUT (and quit all running windows and applications) by COMMAND:)apple:)-SHIFT-Q, but is there a way to get the LOGIN WINDOW (from the name menu bar) with a keyboard shortcut? :confused:

    Many Thanks!

    JJ
     
  6. simsaladimbamba

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    You can use BetterTouchTool to create an appropriate keyboard shortcut:
    BTT > Advanced > Gestures > Keyboard > Add new keyboard shortcut > Keyboard shortcut > Predefined action ("Show Login Screen")

    [​IMG]
     
  7. steveza macrumors 68000

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    Thanks for this tip. I've been looking for something similar for a while now ... problem solved.
     
  8. applefan27073 thread starter macrumors member

    applefan27073

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    Omg!!!! Thanks!!

    OMG! THANKS SOOOOO MUCH!

    I have been looking for this for a while now!! :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     

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