Show User Name In Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Panel

show user name on Ubuntu 14.04 Panel

This quick tutorial is going to show you how to tweak Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty LTS so that it shows your username on Unity panel.

First install the graphical tool gconf-editor from Ubuntu Software Center.

install dconf editor

Second, open the editor and navigate to apps/indicator-session.

Check the box where is says show-real-name-on-panel and you’re done.

show username on ubuntu panel

If you’re familiar with command line, just run one command below will do the job:

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.