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I don't need user account management on my system settings for security reasons. Is it possible to remove user management from settings? Although i don't want it for all user accounts.


As given above the dpkg-statoveride is working fine and it's hided the user accounts. But how to show it again.

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To remove this item in the system settings overview:

user accounts

Edit the file /usr/share/applications/gnome-user-accounts-panel.desktop.

Change the line:

OnlyShowIn=GNOME;Unity;

to:

OnlyShowIn=GNOME
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Thank You for your answer. It's working fine. –  Magesh Arumugam Jul 15 at 14:44

You can't delete the complete account management, but you can hide the icon in the System Settings if that is what you want. Enter the following command in a terminal:
sudo dpkg-statoverride --update --add root root 640 /usr/share/applications/gnome-user-accounts-panel.desktop.

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How to show it again in the system settings? –  Magesh Arumugam Jul 15 at 14:51

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