need ichat help... buddies actual names show up.. not screen names

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by vwcruisn, Sep 6, 2003.

  1. vwcruisn macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 7, 2003
    Location:
    Santa Monica, Ca
    #1
    Ok heres my problem. The people I have in my address book show up in my buddy list on ichat as their real name. Example... it shows "Joe Smith" is online instead of "BigJoe334" It only does this for people I have listed in my address book and have their aim names included. Is there a way to make it so their screen name shows up in the buddy list and not their real name?

    Thanks
     
  2. Mudbug Administrator emeritus

    Mudbug

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Location:
    North Central Colorado
    #2
    try clicking on the name and getting info on that user -then retype the name in place in that box, which should override what comes from addressbook.app

    I've got mine set so that instead of AIM names or real names for folks from MacRumors - I have replaced that with their macrumors user names, and MR as the last name. Then i've got all of them in a "macrumors" group in ichat AV so I can turn them on and off when needed.
     

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