How to Add Your Name to Mac Menu Bar

William Shakespeare said, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This philosophical quote doesn’t find a place in a world that is obsessed with name and fame. 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. 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.

How to Add Your Name to Menu Bar on Mac

Step #1. On your Mac, click on Apple Logo on the top left corner.

Step #2. Now click on System Preferences from the menu.

Select System Preferences on Mac


Step #3. Spot Users & Groups and click on it.

Click on Users & Group in Mac System Preferences

If you have set an admin password, you might have to click on unlock button at the bottom of dialog box.

Click on Lock Icon in Mac System Preferences

Step #4. If you have set password earlier, enter that password.

Enter Your Mac Username and Password

Step #5. Time to click on Login Options from left navigation.

Click on Login Options in Mac System Preferences

Step #6. Now click on the checkbox “Show Fast User Switching menu as” from the right side main menu.

Click on Show Fast User Switching Menu on Mac

A drop-down menu will appear.

Step #7. Select either “Account Name” or “Full Name” from the menu.

This will immediately flash your name in the menu bar. This action will also enable you to shift from one account name to another if you have created more than one user on Mac.

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