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How to change "jabber"name from iMessage on Mac?

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Jul 24, 2013 12:10 PM

I am using only 2 account . One Gmail Account Id and other is Apple ID . I am not using any Jabber ID.

Still My iMessage is showing a Jabber name in left Pane downside.

My description of Apple Id is Gaurav Dubey and for Gmail ID is Google . Still Not able to change the name .  Any Help would be appericated

 

Is There anyway to change that "jabber" name without removing any account

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Mid 2013
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)

    Hi,

     

    In the Messages app you can use your Apple Id with the iMessages account

    You can remove the Apple ID from the set up but you cannot actually delete the iMessage account.

    The same is true of the Bonjour account  (it can be Enabled or not but not deleted)

     

    You can also Add accounts using the Plus icon below the list.

    This now list a generic "AIM" line used for Apple IDs that are also Valid AIM Screen Names as well as names registered at AIM.

     

    Then at the bottom is the Yahoo option.

    In between are the Jabber options of which Googletalk is one.

     

    So at this point if you have added a Google ID you will list in the Account preferences:-

    iMessages

    Bonjour

    Google

     

    The Google one will have a description field.

    This is the account ID by default.

    Howerver as it is the only Jabber account the Window Menu is likely to list it as "Jabber" and this is also likely to appear at the bottom left of the Main Messages window and in the text field when chatting to Buddies.

    Messages windowWIndowmenu and prefs.png

     

    Changing this Description (deleting it) defaults to the ID itself.

    Default.png

    Although in some places it automatically shows as Google Talk

     

    In iChat 3 though 5 if you had one AIM account and one Jabber Account logged in and had not changed the default Description then the Window Menu would list "AIM" Buddy List and "Jabber" Buddy List even if it was Google.

     

    As I have had descriptions for some time it appears the app is remembering some of these for accounts where I delete the Description and then log the account in.

    third pic.png

     

    I am sure that is a fresh set up with less accounts my Google one would get listed as Jabber in some places.

     

     

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    10:36 pm      Wednesday; July 24, 2013

     

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  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,840 points)

    Hi,

     

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    Was there more I could tell you ?

     

     

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    9:34 pm      Thursday; July 25, 2013

     

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     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

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