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johnp



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 2:52 pm    Post subject: User list on Login screeen. Reply with quote

I am not sure that thi will be a new topic - I suspect not. My apologies in advance if the question has been asked and answered a zillion times before.

Anyway, I have just installed Mint 16 with the Cinnamon desktop. Great but when the machine boots it presents a list of users on the login screen. I have never been a fan of this and prefer the login screen which asks for a username and then a password. I know that I found a solution to this on an earlier version of Mint, and I think it was Chris Brown in his Administeria column who provided it. I have searched the back copies I have of the magazine, searched on here, searched on the Mint forums and googled but I cannot find a solution that I understand well enough to try.

Can anyone help? Just knowing which issue of the magazine had Chris Brown's article would be enough. This time I would keep a copy Very Happy

Thanks

John Paton
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MadTux



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a while since I used Mint, but I think you can go to System Settings --> Login Screen/Window/Something and then pick other themes and mess around. (There might be an option not to show a user list, there are certainly other themes (with no list) to choose from.)
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arochester



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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might look here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/content/tips-and-tricks-linux-mint-after-installation-mint-13-maya-mate-edition.htm

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nelz
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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The simplest option is to run
Code:
sudo mdmsetup

and pick a different theme, one that doesn't use the "face browser". You can also disable listing usernames in the face browser, but then you get a password prompt with no way to enter a username until after you give an invalid password.
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