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Currently when chatting in pidgin my name that is displayed whenever I send a chat is too long and makes reading the chat difficult and sometimes confusing.

Is there a way to make the display name for all of the different protocols be something shorter like a nickname or something?

An example my facebook reads like this

(01:14:16 PM)

and I want it to look like this

(01:14:16 PM) username:
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You can set an alias, I think. – user44438 Mar 20 '12 at 21:07

Pidgin -> Accounts -> Manage accounts -> Add -> Facebook.

Under "User options -> Local alias:" you can set your desired name.

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