How to easily display the username on Unity panel in Ubuntu 12.10
Quantal Quetzal is, at the moment, under "heavy" development, both under-the-hood and on the user interface, constantly landing new features and enhancements, as in the case of the redesigned Indicator Session 12.10 that corroborates two indicators into a single unitary area (represented by the "cog" icon) from where the user can access "vital" informations and actions, such as help, restart, System Settings, lock, etc.
Along with the mentioned functionalities and the clean, compact look&feel, the above change triggered a serious misunderstanding, related to one's inability to display the username on the Unity panel/top bar, thus generating a blank, anonymous desktop without one's specific bits.
Although the username is hidden by default, the user can easily enable it on the Unity panel, as such:
- first, install dconf-editor
sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
- then, navigate to
Enabling the username on the Unity panel, doesn't bring the "old" User Menu back, but only adds one's name next to the "cog" icon, clicking on it summons the "regular" redesigned Session Menu, meaning, the action is merely visual, without actual extra options/entries.
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