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Hello I installed PostgresSQL on my macbook but when I restarted my macbook later I saw that instead of the usual User account and the Guest account I now have also a Postgres user in my startup page of OSX.. My question is: Can I delete this safely without ruining Postgres and how do I delete this safely?

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I'm not at all surprised that a user was created, but I'm a little surprised it shows up in the control panel. Actually, several apps create their own users, but usually they are invisible to the regular MacOS.

Unless it causes a specific problem, I'd leave it.

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I have deleted the account but my Postgres seems to work tough.. It was just that it annoyed me on startup :) – Reshad Feb 14 '13 at 11:16
I can verify this is annoying. – jakev Mar 9 '13 at 19:52

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