How to put name on menu bar in macOS

how to put name on menu bar in macos

No doubt, every Mac users like to customize their Mac. So, there are many things that you can do to personalize your Mac. Especially, adding your name to the Mac menu bar is one of the best things you can do to personalize your Mac or macOS. Showing your name on the Mac menu bar is a great way to show everyone working around you know that the Mac is yours. Additionally, it can also help you switch between multiple user profiles from the menu bar. However, it is pretty easy to put your name in the Mac menu bar. This little personalization also works on the latest macOS Big Sur. So, this article shows you how to put name on menubar in macOS and give it a personal touch.

As a result, your full name or account name will appear in the top menu bar in macOS

How to add your name to the menu bar

Here are step-by-step instructions on how you can show your name on the Mac menu bar, and you can make it more personal.

Step 1

Open System Preferences by clicking the Apple Logo at the top menu bar.

Open System Preferences

Step 2

Then, click on Users & Groups from the System Preferences.

Click on Users and Groups

Step 3

Next, click on the Unlock button icon at the bottom left corner to change the settings, and enter your admin password to unlock it.

Click on the Unlock button icon

Step 4

Click Login Options, check the ‘Show fast user switching menu as’ option, and from the drop-down menu, select either Full Name or Account Name options as your preference.

Click Login Options

That’s it! Your name should now instantly appear on the right-hand corner of the macOS Big Sur menu bar.

Name display on your menu bar

Here, you can watch the video tutorial below.

This macOS option will also make it easier for you to switch between multiple user profiles. (If more than one user accounts available on your Mac) In particular, that is the primary purpose of the name change option on macOS.

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