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I'd like to add a little bit more security on my laptop that is running Ubuntu 11.10 with xfce environment. The problem is that once the computer is turned on a list of users is displayed for me to click on and enter the password; I would like to disable this and have it ask for the username and password instead.

Thank you.

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Exact duplicate of: – heartsmagic Dec 3 '11 at 22:09
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Edit the LightDM configuration file:

gksudo leafpad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

You may have to substitute mousepad for leafpad if you're on a newer release. Add the following two lines to the [SeatDefaults] section:


You can then restart your system, or just restart lightdm:

 sudo restart lightdm
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Thanks, that worked perfectly. – Andrew Dec 3 '11 at 22:39
You are most welcome – bodhi.zazen Dec 3 '11 at 23:31

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