In Ubuntu 13.10 why can't I modify User Accounts if I'm an administrator? It simply gets stuck when I click on User Accounts.

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Try clicking on the unlock button on the top right hand corner of the page (if you haven't).


If you want to modify users information :

sudo chfn (username) and then you can modify its full name etc..

if you want to change password : sudo passwd ( username) and type the new password


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