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change username on elementary OS properly

This has been answered in another question on another StackExchange site but this is basically what you need to do: While the user you need to modify is logged out and you're logged in as another ...
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How can I add a new user account?

Go to system settings --> user accounts --> unlock --> Click on + (at left bottom corner). Then add details.
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How to remove user and his /home contents

Pretty simple answer for this one. In order to the data be deleted with the removal of the user, one has to click on the delete user (small minus sign at the bottom of the user administration settings)...
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user is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported

How can I add new user to sudoers file? If you wish to create a user with sudo privilege, execute, sudo adduser --ingroup sudo <username> If you wish to add an existing user, execute sudo ...
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How to view all existing user of my system?

It is normal for your system to have some system users and system users are usually not listed in the user accounts under system settings. To check them execute the following command in terminal, ...
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How can I have the same applications in the Dock for the Guest session as I have in the Administrator account?

You can customize your guest session under elementary OS. In your case you might only want to copy some of the configuration files of your Administrator account (startup apps, dock apps, etc.) to /etc/...
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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

You can try to do so using command line. Here's the help page. In particular you need to use, sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and thereafter, add the following lines, [SeatDefaults] autologin-...
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How can I change the guest session profile picture

I guess you need a combination of How do I change my user profile picture? and How can I have the same applications in the Dock for the Guest session as I have in the Administrator account?
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Mounting internal drive to be shared between users

Try method described here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/351991/mounting-disk-drives-among-different-users. It worked OK for me. Note however that the last command given should be sudo chgrp <...
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Forced to create a new user account after reboot, Old account is gone?

Okay, I figured it out. I had set /bin/fish as my login shell (which does not exist, it's /usr/bin/fish), which made the user disappear from the login screen and since there was no more user available ...
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How can I Delete a users(not just disable)

There is a plus (+) and a minus (-) button at the bottom left corner of the User Accounts window to add or delete accounts. To delete an account, select the account and click on the minus button. ...
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How can I Delete a users(not just disable)

You could try old school, text terminal approach: deluser [options] <user> Try man deluser first to get more information. Certainly one should remove users while having administrator ...
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Parental Controls in elementary OS 5 not working

I have the same issue. The parental control does not do anything. My current workaround is to use ufw. For my son, I wanted him to only be able to get and send email on his own, hence I allowed only ...
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How to enable automatic login after installing elementary OS Loki

I am on Hera - Elementary 5.1. Tried many ways. This is the only way working for me. /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf [seats:*] autologin-guest=false /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/01-xx.conf [SeatDefaults] ...
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How can i change userpic on the start screen?

System Settings >> User Accounts Unlock in upper right with password. Click on the picture placeholder Navigate to the picture you want to use, and you're all set! https://youtu.be/mFXM00hJxnk
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Can't add user on system

The error message means no process is actually using the existing lock file, though its existence prevents your current action from completing. Delete it and try again. sudo rm /etc/subuid.lock
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Problem with multiple admin accounts and file ownership

Here the goal is to allow new admin to access files whose permissions and ownership are under old admin. In such cases you can do following: change the file ownership or chown user:group filename ...
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How can I regain required privileges and resolve the authentication problem?

I suspect one of the following: logind is not correctly assigning your session a logind session you are not in the adm group polkit is broken for some other reason You can make sure that the second ...
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