View Full Version : [ubuntu] Fast User Applet Issues

October 10th, 2008, 03:41 PM
How can I disable the fast user switching applet? It is presenting a problem as it tries to find the data on all my NIS users (100+ users) and thus lags the system when someone logs in. I already disabled gdmflexiserver by changing its permissions, but the fast user applet still works. I went to Synaptic, but ubuntu-desktop depends on it (Shouldn't that be the reverse?) Please help! Thanks

October 31st, 2008, 02:31 PM
I had a very similar problem and I decided not to remove the applet, but instead change it's behavior to display only users that are currently logged-in on the machine.

You can set this for all users with the following command:

sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type bool --set /apps/fast-user-switch-applet/show_active_users_only true