I am using ubuntu 12.04 after once used 13.04 one. However, when I login to ubuntu 12.04 and see the gear icon at the right-top of the screen, there is no username on it. How can I fix/show it? Is there any command in Terminal that I should use to restore it?


Try this command to enable username on top-panel,

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel true

try this to disable,

gsettings set com.canonical.indicator.session show-real-name-on-panel false
  • I mean there is no user name label in the right of gear icon. How could be? Is there any different between 13.04 and 12.04? I am sorry I haven't been able to attach the picture yet because I am under 10 reputation. – precise.pavilion Jan 4 '14 at 18:25
  • upload the image to imgur.com and then post the link here. – Avinash Raj Jan 4 '14 at 18:26
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    yes normally no username label was present in the right of the gear icon.you have to enable it manually by running the above command. – Avinash Raj Jan 4 '14 at 18:27
  • link wasn't shown. – Avinash Raj Jan 4 '14 at 18:43
  • I still can't solve it. Is there any missing thing? I have used the command and even ubuntu tweak tool. – precise.pavilion Jan 4 '14 at 18:43

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