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Do NOT change your short username! Desktop
On the Users panel of the System Prefs application, you can edit everything about your user except your short username. If you have a two button mouse, however, you can edit the field -- just right-click on it. You can't use a control-click, only the right mouse button. DO NOT DO THIS! See the comments for a reason as to why it's a Bad Thing, and why it's probably meant to be disabled!

I spotted this one on this MacFixIt board. If you go ahead and do this, you are doing so at your own risk! Be careful...consider yourself warned!
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changing the username
Authored by: Dabba on May 03, '01 05:00:31AM

Follhardy is the one that mucks with his system, throwing caution to the wind, but I just had to give it a shot. It works. I had to re-input my passwords in, but other than that, It seems to be the same (except for the name change)


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changing the username
Authored by: Dabba on May 03, '01 08:52:19PM


I don't know enough about Unix, but after rebooting, all of my apps appeared as folders, and I couldn't access anything. A new user file was created with the new name, while keeping the old name and info - After trying to put things right (and failing), I just reinstalled everything... I couldn't even delete the old user setting from root. But, I had backed up all of my user info, luckily...


Foot... fire...

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