I installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my XP box but it wouldn't ever work, so I uninstalled it and am now downloading it to install as a stand-alone OS on another PC.

But one thing it did do that drove me insane was that it kept asking me to enter a username & password every time I (tried to) log on.

So after I get it installed and up & running (I hope) is there some way to make it just go on when I push the ON button without having it ask for a username & password, like XP does?


Absolutely. Go to System Settings > User Accounts and turn on automatic login. That’s it.

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Note that you should unlock on the right top corner before you could change user accounts.

  • @green7 thanks for the screenshot :) – Alen Feb 15 '13 at 4:50
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    I changed it in Ubuntu 17.10, but it resets back to OFF after a reboot. – ROMANIA_engineer Dec 25 '17 at 9:42

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