How to change username of OSX?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by legaleye3000, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. legaleye3000 macrumors 65816

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    For some weird reason, whenever I install a new program, or when I open iChat, my buddy in my address book comes up as the "install name" or on top of the iChat window where MY name should be...

    How do I change this...?

    Thanks
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Names in ichat are stored in Address Book.

    User names are in System Preferences->Accounts
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Or he could just change the display name in iChat.

    In iChat itself: Preferences, Accounts, change the name.
     
  4. legaleye3000 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In system prefs>>accounts, MY name is there... but lets say I wanted to install Office 08. The part comes up asking me to register and my buddy's name is in there... This has happened with a few different programs including iChat.

    Its like my buddy's name is the "default" name... But in sys prefs, MY name is there...
     
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    In Address Book, find the entry corresponding to your name, and then select Card->Make this my Card.
     

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