change the nickname of a buddy

Brian Morrison bdm at
Thu May 22 15:28:38 EDT 2008

On Thu, 22 May 2008 12:18:21 -0700 (PDT)
TiltingJanet <schmittsteve at> wrote:

> I would like to change the nickname of these buddies to include their last
> name so I can tell them apart.
> How can I do this?
> If I right click on the buddy, and click "Alias..."  absolutely nothing
> happens.

Do you have multiple identities grouped into one entry for any of them?
I find that I can't apparently change the Alias of a collapsed entry, I
need to expand it.

It's not very consistent though. I'm using 2.4.1 on Linux for
information, I haven't tried this with Pidgin on Windows.


Brian Morrison

   "Arguing with an engineer is like wrestling with a pig in the mud;
    after a while you realize you are muddy and the pig is enjoying it."

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