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When I installed the latest version of Ubuntu with GNOME Shell, I saw it displays my name on the right-hand side of the top panel. I know my own name, I don't need to see it on screen all the time and besides, it takes up way to much space.

How do I remove my name from the GNOME Shell panel?

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Check out the GNOME Shell Extensions site. There's an extension called Remove User Name that should do the trick.

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Ubuntu Tweak has that option under Session Control, it's called Fast User Switcher.


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I don't think that's what the OP is asking for, he wants his username not displaying at the top in GNOME shell, not a user switcher for unity. –  handuel Apr 1 '13 at 11:56

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