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Follow this simple method to add your name. That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. In other words, there is much in a name.

So much so that people like their name printed or written on everything they own. Since our young generation have penchant for electronic gadgets like iPhone, iPad, iPod and Mac, they love to flaunt their name on these devices. A step ahead, they also want their names inside these devices.

Removing the Guest User Account

For such users, Mac offers an easy solution. If you want to add your name to Mac menu, here is a how you can do it. If you have set an admin password, you might have to click on unlock button at the bottom of dialog box.

Be careful you don't accidentally drag them off of the menu bar because they will go "poof! You can use the Command-drag maneuver to reorder many third-party app icons on the menu bar, but I found I couldn't use it to remove them from the menu bar. Also, you can't drag to reorder the Spotlight and Notification Center icons; they remain next to one another in the right-hand corner.

How to Remove System Icons From the Menu Bar

You have three options for how the Fast User Switching icon is displayed in the menu bar. When I installed Yosemite, the default was my full name. Since I don't change accounts all that often on my MacBook, I don't need to display the active user's name in the menu bar. To gain a bit more room in the menu bar, I opted for the more compact icon. The third option is account name. Then click on Login Options from the left panel and then make your pick from the pull-down menu to the right of the Show fast user switching menu as setting.

And if you don't want to display this icon in the menu bar, just uncheck its box. If you have a MacBook, then you likely use the battery icon in the menu bar to know when to retreat to a wall outlet.

Customizing the OS X Menu Bar

If you like to ballpark it at a glance, then you can hide the percentage of battery life remaining and just use the icon. To do so, click on the battery icon and select Show Percentage.

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When hidden, you can do the same and again select Show Percentage. And if you use a stationary MacBook that's always plugged in, you can hide the battery icon by clicking on the icon, selecting Open Energy Saver Preferences , and unchecking the box for Show battery status in menu bar.

This modifies the file directly, so be careful not to run it on anything else.

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