Ubuntu – How to replace the MeMenu username with the actual name


Whilst I like the MeMenu, one thing has always bothered me about it; rather then use my actual name, it uses my username.

So, is there anyway to change this?

Best Answer

To switch to your actual name enter the following in a console (Applications->Accessories->Terminal) or you can use the gconf-editor:

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 2

And to switch back:

gconftool -s /system/indicator/me/display --type int 1

It is also possible to hide the name altogether and show just the icon:

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