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How do I replace the MeMenu username with my actual name?

My user name takes approximately as long as would 6 icons. I don't need to see my username, I am the only user of my computer. How can I remove it?

I use Ubuntu 10.10.

UPDATE: The answer found:

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 0

UPDATE: Unfortunately the solution doesn't work any more. Now it totally removes the instant messaging menu (including the icon) instead of just removing a name.

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marked as duplicate by Marco Ceppi Sep 25 '10 at 15:44

This question has been asked before and already has an answer. If those answers do not fully address your question, please ask a new question.

This is a duplicate, so the answer belongs in the question this question is a duplicate of. – Sense Hofstede Oct 29 '10 at 20:53

I know no way to remove the name from the applet. Though you can remove the applet entirely, and the shutdown/logout will now be in the System menu.

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Thanks! Not the answer exactly, but a very good idea still. – Ivan Sep 24 '10 at 9:16
There is also alternate power buttons and a user switch menu applet. They might be not the look you are going for though. – NightwishFan Sep 24 '10 at 9:18

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