Hi I just finished installing Ubuntu 19.10 on my daughter's computer. I want to hide my own account from the login greeter. I found a way to hide the list of all accounts but that is not really what I want, because that way you need to type the username then and password and it is inconvenient.

Is there a way to only hide certain accounts from the greeter? While still retaining the feature of showing the remaining accounts (not all of them) and just click a user and only type the password?

I've found instructions for Ubuntu 18.04 but they didn't work in 19.10

Thank you


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    What dm were the instructions you find for 18.04? If they were for a different display.manager, you could make 19.10 use the dm your instructions are intended for.
    – guiverc
    Oct 31, 2019 at 22:44

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Even though Its a duplicate of How do I hide a particular user from the login screen?

I have just tried it whether its working or not in Ubuntu 19.10 Fresh Install

It worked..

sudo -H nautilus /var/lib/AccountsService/users/

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I have a, b, c, & d user accounts while bullet is my own account (Admin)

I would like to hide user a & c

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so open file a and c and make SystemAccount field to true.


then logout and login

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the same way I have hidden the Admin User also

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  • Thank you so much for taking the time, It works perfectly! Nov 5, 2019 at 17:56

bash scriptable solution:

for _user in fred mike joe
    _guard crudini --set /var/lib/AccountsService/users/$_user User SystemAccount "true"

see askubuntu.com/a/575390

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