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This is a quick tip to save you some real estate screen on your Mac laptop. This article will give you the simple steps to remove your name from the menubar.

OS X Menubar with and without a name

OS X Menubar with and without a name

Steps to Remove Your Name

  1. Go to System Preferences > Users and Login
  2. If the lock is engaged, click on it and type your computer password to unlock the preferences
  3. Click on Login Options
  4. Uncheck Show fast user switching menu

At this point, your name should be removed from the OS X menubar, saving you some precious pixels which can be used to show long menus from other apps.

Remove Name from Menubar

Remove Name from Menubar

As an alternative and if you like to lock your computer by clicking on your name, you can choose to show the fast user switching menu as an icon which will save you some space while keeping the fast laptop lock available.

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