Make Ubuntu 12.10 Display the User Name on Top Panel (tip)

Unity desktop’s top panel in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal has also received few changes. One that is easily visible is the negation of displaying the logged in user’s name around the right-edge (in the system tray area).

This helps to make the panel look more simple. And one can always click on the small gear icon to see the currently logged in user (s) name anyway. But to be honest, I kinda miss seeing me name there.

So if you too have this sickness ;-), as shown in the below screenshot, we can easily enable it nevertheless.

‘I’m back!’ 😉 …

It is extremely easy and all it requires is a single command. So, as usual, open your Terminal and copy and paste the below command.

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

And as soon as you execute this command, you should see your user name appearing on the top panel.

If however, later, you decided to get rid of it, then please use the below command for that.

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

Well, that’s it!.

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