Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Getting rid of my last name in Windows Live Messenger 2011
Windows Live Messenger 2011 tries to force people to use their real first and last name as their display name. There is no more display name option in Messenger, and the only way to change the name is via Windows Live profile settings on the web, where the web page requires a that both a first and last name is input. I went to a page showing unicode spaces and tried pasting those as my last name. Most resulted in an error, but one finally worked. I think it was U+202F narrow no-break space. It seems I don't have a space as my last name; the last name is gone.