How to remove the Google Chrome Name Badge

Google Chrome recently made a change to the display. They added a new feature that promises to be useful for some people, but it annoys me: My name being shown in the top right corner, allowing me to switch accounts.

While I can see the usefulness of the feature and I do have multiple google accounts, I rarely switch to them and usually do it through an incognito tab. Therefore, the added screen real estate that this feature takes up can be annoying. It’s pretty easy to get rid of it though.

First, go to the url Chrome://flags and then look for “Enable the new avatar menu”. Change this to disabled.

As an alternative if you don’t want to remove it, you can go to chrome://settings/manageProfile and change the name that is displayed as well as the icon.

Personally I’ve removed it, but it’s nice having options.

Fixing common Mac problems

Apple Discussions Support Forum - You can select the topic by OS, program, hardware or just type your problem into the search box.

CNET’s MacFixIt Feed - Tech blog CNET keeps tabs on all their OS X-related updates with the MacFixIt blog. Head here to search for updates, cool features and troubleshooting.

Quora - Apple Products - I’ve linked directly to the Apple-Products section, but really just punch in whatever you are having a problem with and search. Answers are provided by other users of the service, I don’t tend to use this all that much but others swear by it.

The MacRX Category on Cult of Mac - Cult of Mac keeps it simple: All Mac, all the time. Follow their troubleshooting-specific MacRX category to get updates on everything from good Mac maintenance and un-deleting files to how to fix start-up problems and get your Mac running fast.

Macworld Forums - Typical forum site with categories, search, etc.

macnn - Typical forum site with categories, search, etc.

reddit list of apps - large list of apps done by reddit users

fluid - Make standalone apps out of websites

opensource mac - Free Mac software

vienna - desktop rss reader

gimp on osx

OSX Daily Tips

SuperDuper - Drive Cloning software


Onyx - System diags

Disk Inventory Deluxe - shows space used



Reset Password on 10.4, 10.5 and 10.6

Reset Password on 10.7 and 10.8

Reset keychain

Recover saved WIFI password


Adjusting Keyboard Backlight

Refurb.Me - Lets you track refurb deals on the Apple store

OS X Server Caching

Thread about OSX Server

Hidden Mavericks Pictures

Apple Video adapters and cables

This copy of the Install OS X Mavericks application can’t be verified Fix -