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Authored by: JohnnyMnemonic on Jul 15, '02 09:48:13AM

This may have been said before, but it's still worth knowing, and is on topic here: Apple provides a utility that, once run, will suppress the last user name in the login panel.

When "display name and entry fields" is selected in the Login System Preferences control panel, the default behavior is to display the name of the last person logged in; running the small utility "HideOrShowPreviousLogin", provided by Apple, keeps this field blank through restarts.

From what I can see, this would have the same effect as this hint--although the hint appears to suppress the display of a user when the login preference is specified as "List of Users".

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This could be handy!
Authored by: chabig on Jul 15, '02 10:14:11AM

On my father's iMac, every grandchild has an account and the login window displays the list of users. This hint could be a handy way to hide the administrator's account.

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