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Name Changer

Name Changer

Submitted By Juan Germán Castañeda Echevarría (epesse)


Saves the text you want to have as your nickname with /setName{your nickname} and displays it with %_name.

Just set your nickname in the preferences to %_name and use /setName to change it.This is supposed to "fix" the lack of an easy way to change the nickname.

In reality, this doesn't change your nickname, it is a kind of tricky way to change it. You can save in the %_name other thing if you want and use it whenever you want. Adium Developers say that it is not difficult to change it, but I am lazy and this can save me and you a couple of clicks and a cmd-, to go to adium's preferences.

You can also write other tokens like %_track and it saves it as %_track, not as the name of the track, so, if you have it in your %_name, it gets updated(maybe this is trivial but sometimes I had problems with this because of the length of the token).


1.- Write %_name in the nickname field in the preferences.( maybe you want to write "YourName: %_name" to display a little message that you want everybody to see)
2.- Change your name or message with /setName{yourNameOrMessage}
3.- Repeat step 2 as many times as you want.

-----Special Characters (usage update)-----

1.- If you want to put special bash characters as " you need to type \" in order to have a " displayed.
\\ for \
\* for *
\| for |
\" for "
\' for '
\& for &
\# for #
\< for <
\> for >

2.- If you wanna delete what is in %_name, just use /setName{""} .


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# by evands on 01/01/06 at 13:43:33

You'll be glad to know that there will be an easier way to change your name (from the contact list) in Adium 1.0.

# by Frederik- on 01/02/06 at 14:48:12

Nice.. But stil a bit difficult.. I don't even know how to type {} without copy/pasting from this site :-S

# by epesse on 01/02/06 at 22:07:49

Well, maybe you would prefer to have the scripts menu in the toolbar of the conversations window, that way, you just have to write your nickname and not all the /setName{yourNickname}. I type the {} with alt-´ and alt-ç but that is because my keyboard is in Spanish(in an English keyboard, I think is with shift and the pair of keys next to the P) and I also type a ctrl-b to return one character(the }) and type the nickname(sometimes is quicker to type than move your hand to the mouse, I am accustomed to type the } as soon as I see a { and I love this emacs-like keybinds).

# by epesse on 01/02/06 at 22:10:33

Cool!!! I thought it was just going to be in the File menu like in gaim, but I think it is better in the contact list : )

# by dssilva on 01/07/07 at 10:09:09

i would then this working automatically when i change my status. has how?

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