Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

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Re: Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

Postby edgaralmeida » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:34 am

Yup same here,
i went for the beta and it kept reseting... (1.4b17 on Snow Leopard)
i mentioned to the guys that keep the adium twitter account and they told me to try to login to live (passport.net i think) and change my name there.
its a little limited but hey, better than showing up my name.

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Postby edgaralmeida » Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:51 pm

doh! i meant "its a little limited but hey, better than showing up my EMAIL."

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Postby Fr0neD » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:47 am

any news on this?

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Postby Fr0neD » Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:47 am

sorry, doublepost.

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Postby upycompany » Tue Jan 05, 2010 9:48 am

still no solutions, it's very strange that it takes so long.....

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Postby harbldesu » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:58 am

I'd like to report that as of this post, server behavior seems to have changed back to the old one, i.e. persisting the display name between sessions.

I can't explain why though... it might've been a bug in their server software that took this long to notice, find, and fix, a trial to see whether locally stored display names are a good idea, or perhaps the bandwidth costs of having a third of a billion users' clients send an extra command to set the display name every time they logged in became significant.

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Postby upycompany » Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:04 pm

Everything is now back normal! THX :D

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Postby Robby » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:12 pm

Good news! :)

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Re: Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

Postby Romf » Sun Feb 21, 2010 11:21 pm

Hi everyone,

Well I have the same problem as listed... Tried everything, but my display name is my first name and cannot change.
I changed it everywhere I could find (even changed first name in my windows live account), but my contacts keep seeing me as my first name. In Adium, I see the display name I would like to use (both in main window and conversations), but my contacts don't. I have Adium 1.4b17 (had a non beta version before, same problem), MacOsX Snow leopard.
If I use amsn, the good display name is displayed, but I prefer Adium so this is a problem....

Thanks for your help

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Postby Romf » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:23 pm

Is there anything I can try to solve this problem, or any log I could show here that could help developpers fix this? I'm really tired of amsn :s And can't find a way to get the good display name in Adium
Thanks :)

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Postby David Munch » Wed Feb 24, 2010 8:45 am

Try updating to 1.4b17 and see if the problem persists.
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Postby Robby » Wed Feb 24, 2010 9:56 am

Romf said that's the version he is using.

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Postby Lindor » Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:11 pm

The same thing has been happening to me for awhile -- but like a few of you it's my first name that always appears, not my email address. I can change it in the account settings to what I like, and it will stay like that only until I log out. As soon as I log back in my display name is back to my first name. It's very annoying to have to change it each time, but my friends know me as my display name, not my first name.

I'm using version 1.3.10.

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Postby Romf » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:40 am

I found something to do that changed the thing for me...
I changed the display name to something else (a display name that I did not want to keep after), then back to the display name I really wanted and... it worked. I hope that's clear.
But I think there really is a problem in Adium with this as I have a friend who uses Adium too, and he changed his display name and the change didn't appear in Adium, but if I open amsn I can see the display name he chose.... This is weird!

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Postby loratyler » Thu Mar 11, 2010 12:47 am

For me it works perfectly now.

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Postby eclipx » Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:25 am

Are you gonna fix this??? Fucking anoying

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Postby David Munch » Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:46 pm

eclipx wrote:Are you gonna fix this??? Fucking anoying

You do realise that the project is run by volunteers, who work in their free time?
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Re: Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

Postby eclipx » Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:00 pm

David Munch wrote:
eclipx wrote:Are you gonna fix this??? Fucking anoying

You do realise that the project is run by volunteers, who work in their free time?



Adium is used by almost everyone thats uses msn & mac... if this is a major problem,please fix this... paid or not.. fix it

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Re: Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

Postby thraxisp » Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:10 am

I think that you will find that this is not an Adium problem per se, but a problem in the underlying "libpurple" library. This has been reported there about 6 months ago.

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Re: Adium shows my msn EMAIL not my display name to my contacts.

Postby Robby » Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:06 pm

Okay, I believe the situation is the following:
- changing your display name is broken in the 1.3.x line of Adium
- changing your display name works in 1.4 (currently in beta stage, soon to be released). However, you need to log out and in for the change to apply.
- changing your display name without the need of logging out and in will be possible in Adium 1.5 at the latest.

See http://trac.adium.im/ticket/14032 for further information.


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