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Old 12-01-2003, 01:08 AM   #1
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Gaim - showing MSN nickname in buddy list

I can't find this in the configuration menu anywhere, and I can't find it in the documentation either. I'd like to display the MSN nickname instead of the user's e-mail address or the alias you set for them. Anyone know how to do this, or if it is even possible?
Old 12-01-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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I think, not too sure and can't confirm at the moment, you need to get the users properties or something (same window that pops up when you add the user) and make sure it says to use the name not email addy. Second, it is in the preferences option, again, don't remember what it's called, but it's there since I fixed that problem before.
Old 12-01-2003, 07:00 PM   #3
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yeah, there is an option under Conversations -> IM to show the alias instead of the username, but when I uncheck that, the username displayed is their Hotmail, MSN, etc e-mail address (their login name to MSN). You can set a "Friendly Name" (which is the Nickname) for your MSN account in the Protocol Actions menu (under "Tools" in the buddy list window), I just don't know how to VIEW someone's "Friendly Name".


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