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How to display or hide your Name in the Status Bar on Mountain Lion OS X

Description: This guide shows you how to display or hide your name from the status bar at the top left of your screen.

  1. Click on the Apple logo at the top left of your screen and select System Preferences.
  2. Choose Users & Groups.
  3. Click on Login Options and proceed to click on the Lock icon at the bottom left of the screen.
  4. This will unlock the options. Put a checkmark next to Show fast user switching menu if you wish to display your name and uncheck if you wish to hide your name.