Ubuntu Lucid Tip:How to change currently loggedin user password

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This tutorial will explain How to change currently loggedin user password in ubuntu 10.04(lucid lynx)

Procedure to follow

1) Select you username on your top righthand corner and now you should see similar to the following screen here click on your username

2) Once it opens user details window you need to click on "Change Password..."

3) Now Password change window will appear, enter your password and click on "Change Password..."

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7 Responses

  1. David says:

    What’s wrong with plain old passwd? You know how much work this is compared to passwd?

  2. Jerad Jacob says:


    I agree, but some people have a natural aversion to command line.

  3. Darren says:

    You should add for those like me that removed that ugly messaging applet, you can get to the same dialog via the System/Preferences/About Me menu entry.

  4. OutOfOrder says:

    @Jerad Jacob, that is true. Thank you for this short tutorial.

  5. Trinae Ross says:

    This is a useful post; however, I have a different problem. I want to use the same password, but mix up the case. When I try do do so, I get a message that the new password is too similar to the old one. Any ideas how to fix this?

  6. Gav says:

    @Trinae – change your password to something completly different, then change it again to the mixed case version you want.

  7. Trinae Ross says:

    @Gav: *blushes* uh, why didn’t I think of that? I guess sometimes the simple route is overlooked. Thank you very much for your help.

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