wishlist item - rename users

Discussion in 'Windows MSN Messenger' started by Linea Recta, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Guest

    I'm using Messenger 6 for some time now and it works fine.
    There is one option I miss though: it seems impossible to change the (often
    very cryptic!) names in the user list (only on my HD of course), like I can
    in ICQ...
    I'd be very pleased if this were implemented in a next verion, so I can
    better recognise the users!


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    Linea Recta, Aug 24, 2003
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  2. Linea Recta

    Justin Sane Guest

    (only on my HD of course)

    I want the option to rename too. But not only on my disk, it should be saved
    at the server, since I should be able to have those names at every PC I
    login from.
    Justin Sane, Aug 24, 2003
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    bob Guest

    This is possible, the service allows it, just not msn
    messenger. Instead they add crap like display pictures.
    bob, Aug 25, 2003
  4. Greetings,

    This is already on the suggestion list, however, using MSN Messenger 6 coupled with the
    latest Messenger Plus, can do this: http://www.msgplus.net After installation, open up the
    main Messenger window, click the Plus! menu, then Preferences, under Contact List, choose
    Custom Names.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Aug 25, 2003
  5. Linea Recta

    Linea Recta Guest

    Thanks, I'll have a look.

    And now I remember another option I miss in Messenger:
    How can I make the setting "appear off line" as default, like I can in ICQ?
    I never load Messenger automatically, and after logging on, I would like to
    peek around first to see who's on line, before going on line myself.


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    Linea Recta, Aug 25, 2003
  6. Hi Linea,

    Yes, that's on the list too. There is no way to do this in Messenger by itself -- the only
    "tools" that you can use to do this are "patches" which can cause problems with Messenger
    (and are not supported in any way), I wouldn't recommend them.

    As a workaround, if you don't have that many contacts, you could just block them all before
    you sign out, so that when you sign back in, no one will see you come online until you
    unblock them.
    Jonathan Kay [MVP], Aug 25, 2003
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