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username is missing in top panel in ubuntu 12.04 in Gnome Classic don't know why, i have tried to show it using dconf-tools but no success at all. How to show it back, i have tried to reset panels, but no success. Please help me.

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Did you accidentally remove indicator-applet-complete from the panel? You could try: alt+right click the panel, add to panel, Indicator Applet Complete. Otherwise check that indicator-session is installed and that keys com.canonical.indicator.session user-show-menu and/or show-real-name-on-panel are set. –  Jason Conti Jul 19 '13 at 2:19
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Try Unity tweak tool or Ubuntu tweak, I realize these are primarily meant for Unity but I believe they work for the gnome fallback as well.

sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool

Ubuntu tweak can be found at getdeb, they should have a few versions available for various Ubuntu releases

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sudo apt-get install unity-tweak-tool [sudo] password for salman: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package unity-tweak-tool –  Salman Jul 19 '13 at 1:04
    
What version of Ubuntu are you using? Try Ubuntu Tweak there are versions for each Ubuntu release. –  dginsd Jul 19 '13 at 1:20
    
i am using ubuntu 12.04, i have already used ubuntu tweak, but username is showing, i have also tried to reset gnome panels many times but no success at all :'( –  Salman Jul 19 '13 at 1:42
    
I had disabled guest account and there was only one (mine) user left, that's why username and its menu was not showing, when i enabled guest account then username displayed... –  Salman Oct 9 '13 at 14:12
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