5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 5, 2012 12:38 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
JHowe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?


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  • 1. Re: On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    Hi,

     

    At your end you can chose to show your Handle (Screen Name or Jabber ID depending on Buddy List) or your Name (The details from Your address Book at the My Card spot)

     

    What gets sent to your Buddies is the Screen Name or Jabber ID.

     

    With AIM log ins (specifically if you registered with AIM and set it up then) they can see your Display Name.

    You can set up a Display Name at AIM Settings at a later date.

     

    This works for Apple IDs ending in @mac.com as well (As they are AIM Valid names) and for MobileMe issued @me.com names (It will not work for iCloud issued @me.com names fro the same reasons you cannot use an iCloud name in iChat 5 or lower).

     

    Also at your End if you add a Buddy And fill in their First Name, Last Name detail they are added to your Address Book (Or you can link a Screen Name or ID to a Address Book Card.

    If a Buddy does this at their end you will appear as whatever they call you.

     

     

    Separate from this there are issues with Family MobileMe accounts where the default Master Name is used rather then any Sub account.

    As MobileMe will end in June at the latest this will not be effecting many people now.

     

     

     

     


    8:24 PM      Wednesday; March 28, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 2. Re: On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?
    JHowe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have everything set up so like you said. But people on my buddy list still show a different name for my profile. My iChat/AIM handle is jhowe5584 but everyone see's norma for me on their buddy list.

  • 3. Re: On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    Hi,

     

    I added that Name and the issue is a Display Name issue

     

    GO to that Link about AIM Settings

    Login with that ID/Name

    Go to the Main "Manage Account" change the Display Name

     

    My Example

    Web Settings
    Uploaded with Skitch!

     

    If you added my AIM Name you would (At the moment) see iChat Guru instead.

     

    At the bottom of that page (Just out of sight of this pic) is the Edit Button it talks about.

     


    8:01 PM      Thursday; March 29, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • 4. Re: On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?
    JHowe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry been on vacay, but my display name is shown as correct in AIMWeb settings. I even tried to clear it and re-enter it. Still showing incorrectly

  • 5. Re: On my screen my iChat name shows as my AIM handle, but other people are showing a completely different name. Anyone know how to correct this?
    Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (67,515 points)

    Hi,

     

    I still have you in my Buddy list.

    Whereas you were showing just plain "Norma"  you are now showing "Norma Howe" in Capital Letters.

     

    The only way I know to achieve that at my end is to View any Display Name that was set up or Add those "First Name, Last Name" Details to my address Book and list your Screen Name against them.

     

    IF the AIM Settings Display Name items does not List NORMA HOWE and in fact lists something else the only thing I can think of is another App allows the Display name to be set from there and this is overriding the AIM Setting info.

     

    I fired up an old version of AIM for Mac (version 4.7 from 2005) on my G4 computer running Leopard.

     

    This Identifies Buddies that have entered Display Names  (puts them in the Quotes as in "NORMA HOWE")

    In the Preferences of this version of AIM for Mac it has a Sign On tab.

    This has a box to enter how you show up (i.e. the Display Name)  This version hints at adding Capitalisation and Spaces to your Screen Name.

    Actually when I tried to change it to anything this version refused to let me.

    So I changed my regular Name to "Ralph Johns r"

    This however does not change the AIM settings page

    iCloud @me.com
    Uploaded with Skitch!

     

    This would suggest that if the AIM setting page does not have this info then it is an AIM app somewhere.

    Boot Camp and  windows Version ?

    AIM for Mac (Any versions) ?  (I am prettry sure it will be  alter version than mine as the Self Listing shows the changed Name but still lists it as the Screen Name in the info Screen)

    AIM on a Phone or iPad ?

     

     

     


    8:38 PM      Thursday; April 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously