How do You Hide the New User Profile Name Button in Google Chrome?

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If you are the only one using Google Chrome on your computer, then you hardly need to be ‘reminded’ that you are the one currently logged into the browser. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post provides a quick and easy fix to hide the button for a frustrated reader.

Today’s Question & Answer session comes to us courtesy of SuperUser—a subdivision of Stack Exchange, a community-driven grouping of Q&A web sites.

The Question

SuperUser reader ehsanullahjan wants to know how to hide the new user profile name button in Google Chrome:

The latest version of Google Chrome now shows a name button on the far right side of the tab bar that displays the name of the user currently logged in. I am the only one using my computer and the button is kind of annoying just sitting there and staring at me all the time.

Is there a way to hide this button? By the way, I am using Mac OS X Yosemite and Google Chrome Version 39.0.2171.99 (64-bit).

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Is there a way to hide or remove the new user profile name button?

The Answer

SuperUser contributor ThiefMaster has the answer for us:

You can disable this annoying button via chrome://flags. The option you are looking for is Enable new profile management system, reachable using this direct link:

  • chrome://flags/#enable-new-profile-management

Disable it, then restart Google Chrome and the button will be gone.


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