How to Show up your name on the Menubar of OSX?

It is often seen from screenshots shared of macintosh owners, that the user name or some form of the user name is displayed on the menubar, right on the top right side of the screen. This is rather fancy as it adds a bit of personal flavor to the computer and also lets you quickly switch the users right from the menubar without having to log out of the system. It is also a rather convenient position for the control to sit is always present irrespective of the programme you run unless it is in a full screen app.

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So, how exactly could you also get your name to show up in the menubar permanently on your macbook running OSX? Here is exactly what you need to do,  just follow the steps below:

Step 1: Go into System Preferences.

Step 2: From there, click on Users and Groups.

Step 3: Select Login Options from the window that pops up.

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Step 4: Unlock the changes if they are locked, and then Select, ‘Show fast user switching menu as’ option and go ahead to pick what you want to show there. You can pick from either your name, just the first name or the username.

That is it, once you do this much, you will have your name written in the menubar on your Mac and you can switch the accounts directly by clicking on it.

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