We got a new Mac, but for some reason the guys at Best Buy only put my fifrst name on the user account (you konw, the file on the desktop menu with the little house.) I wnat to change it to Mr & Mrs Piper, since it’s a shared computer, but I don’t know how to do that.
so, I’m finally getting around to this (it’s been a busy month).
is there a difference between “enable root user” and “log on as root user”?
I"m not sure if I’ve followed this correctly:
Because when I go to change the name of the home account, as set out in point 4 of the page beowulff linked to, I can’t find any way to change it. Normally, I just hover and click on the name of a file and I can edit it. I tried it with the home file, and nothing happened?
Frankly, I wouldn’t go messing around with root if it’s not something you’re comfortable with, despite Apple’s easy-peasy 43-step directions. You could just create a brand new user (with admin rights, too) in the Accounts system preference, is there a reason you don’t want to do that?
Open System Preferences, open the Accounts preference pane, select the account you want to change from the bar on the right, then type a new name in under “Full Name”. Attempting to change the “short name” for the account, which is used internally by Mac OS X, is not necessary and not recommended.