Question about AIM usernames in Adium.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by UpDownAeroplane, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. UpDownAeroplane macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    In Adium, rather than having one's name show up as "john52525" (just an example, but this would be their AIM username), is it possible for me to change it show up as their real name, such as John Smith?

    I'd like this because occasionally I still get confused with so many people's AIM usernames being on my buddy list and this would be an easier way for their accounts to be displayed (for me, at least).:p
  2. Middling macrumors regular

    Jan 25, 2009
    If "John Smith" exists in your Address Book you can simply add an IM field containing his AIM username (Address Book supports several other IM protocols too). Adium will pick up the information from Address Book and format the contact name correctly.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    Right click on their name, "Get Info", and enter an alias.

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