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MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box? - SOLVED

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MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box? - SOLVED

#1 Post by eemaestro » Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:32 am

This is the dialog box with two white boxes for text input, one for username & one for the corresponding userpassword, that appears right after you boot MX-16.

I googled the title's text, and found it varies from distro. to distro. Nor is there anything about attributes for the user login dialog box in the MX-16 Wiki. Does anybody remember either a text file or a GUI that pertains to changing the default appearance of this KDE userin login dialog box?

In MEPIS 12, I'd have looked for K->....Kuser (or maybe Kwin ) settings for user settings such as user password. But after poking around in the taskbar, I can't find either Kuser or Kwin settings in MX-16 KDE. I'd expect this to be a user setting, as opposed to a system setting. Although I already looked through all the K->System->.... and K->Settings->... GUI stuff.
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Re: MX-16: In KDE how do you remove the username from the user login dialog box ?

#2 Post by eemaestro » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:37 am

After finding this wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/LightDM, I experimented with a system file. Here is what I found:

This worked for me for the lightdm window manager. I don't know if a similar procedure might work for another window manager.

Backup this system file just in case:

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#cd /usr/share/lightdm/lightmd.conf.d
#cp 02_MX-16.conf 02_MX-16.conf.old
Now edit the file 02_MX-16.conf.
Change the line
greeter-hide-users=false
to
greeter-hide-users=true
Save the file.
Reboot.
NOTE: This disables username display for all users at the user login dialog box.
Maybe I should have put this question under the System Security category, if there is such a one.

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