ChangeShortName About

ChangeShortName Specifications
Date added:
Aug. 3, 2022
Date released:
Aug. 25, 2008
Operating system:
Mac OS X 10.3, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.3.9, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC,
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Additional Requirements
Mac OS X 10.3 or higher

ChangeShortName v1.3

easily change the short username in OS X

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ChangeShortName Editor's review

One of the most common questions users of Mac OS X ask is "How do I change my short username?" Although OS X provides a simple interface -- the Accounts pane of System Preferences -- for changing a user's long name, there's been no easy way to change the short name of an account once it is created. Until now, that is.

ChangeShortName is an easy-to-use utility that does the dirty work involved in changing the short name of a user's account in Mac OS X (versions 10.4.x and 10.3.x). It can also repair some problems that occur when a user has attempted to change their short username manually and done so incorrectly. For safety, it backs up the NetInfo database beforehand.


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