Gmail username in chat windows

V S Rawat vsrawat at
Wed Feb 2 04:05:55 EST 2011

I have a related problem that while yahoo ids of all users show only 
the first part of email id (without etc.), gmail ids of all 
users are shown full id (including That goes long and 
doesn't allow to decrease the width of main pidgin window.

While GTalk software shows not the id but the full name the person has 
attributed to that id, pidgin shows email ids.

Any method to have the gtalk default display in pidgin, or having at 
least just the first part of the id (without


On 2/2/2011 11:09 AM India Time, _Michael Secord_ wrote:

> Go into your gmail account settings in Pidgin and change your Local
> Alias. That will override the account name in the chat windows.
> -Michael
> On 2/2/2011 12:00 AM Dominik Staros <dstaros at> said unto
> support at
>> Hi,
>> I use Google Talk as my chat client and noticed that in Pidgin, the
>> following username is shown in my chats:
>> username at <>
>> Is there anyway to change that to something shorter?
>> Thanks!

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