Feature Requests item #1160689, was opened at 2005-03-10 10:27
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>Status: Closed
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Priority: 5
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Submitted By: jose lopez (andvaranaut)
Assigned to: Stu Tomlinson (nosnilmot)
Summary: Show remote account name in conversation window

Initial Comment:
It would be nice to be able to see the original
(account) name of a given contact in a conversation
window. This is specially true of MSN, where people
love changing their custom buddy name every so often. 

In the buddy list, you can hover over the buddy name to
find out which account it is associated to, but there
is no equivalent feature in conversation windows. When
some person with a weird name messages me, I often have
to go to the buddy list to find out who (s)he is, which
is irritating. 

Possible places to add that information would be at the
top of the conversation window, at the beginning of the
window name, or in the tooltip for the avatar.

Keep up the good work!


Comment By: Luke Schierer (lschiere)
Date: 2007-04-20 11:00

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As we are closing this tracker, please submit any feature request that is
still valid to http://developer.pidgin.im.  Thanks. 


Comment By: Jeffery To (coderjeff)
Date: 2005-03-10 17:09

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You can set a local alias for each buddy. Gaim will show
that alias instead of the custom name. Right-click on the
buddy and select "Alias...".

If you want to see the original account names everywhere,
uncheck "Display remote nicknames if no alias set" in Tools
-> Preferences -> Interface.


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