Integrating with KAddressBook

You can associate any nickname with a contact in KAddressBook. Once you've done this, Konversation will display the contact real name in parenthesis after the nickname in the Nick Panel.

To associate a nickname with a contact in KAddressBook, click with the right mouse button on the nickname of the person in the Nick Panel of the Main screen. Choose Whois to display information to help you determine the user's real name. Next, click with the right mouse button on the nickname of the person again and choose Address Book Associations. A submenu appears. If the nickname is not already associated with a contact, choose Create New Contact. The Edit Contact screen appears.


The Edit Contact screen.

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The nickname is automatically filled in here. If you know the person's real name, replace the nickname with the real name.

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Notice that the nickname does not appear here. Instead, ..

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Click here. The Edit Instant Messaging Addresses window appears.


The IM Addresses Window.

See the KAddressBook Handbook for additional instructions on using the KDE address book.

Fill in any additional information about the nickname you know and click OK. The real name of the person will appear inside parenthesis next to the nickname in the Nick Panel of Konversation. The real name also appears when the mouse hovers over the nickname.

Once a nickname has been associated with a contact in KAddressBook, you can click with the right mouse button on the nickname of the person in the Nick Panel and edit the associated contact, associate the nickname with a different contact, or delete the association.

If you have associated a nickname with a contact, and the user changes their nickname while you are running Konversation, it will automatically associate the new nickname with the contact, keeping the original association as well.

If you associate an IRC nickname with a contact in Kopete, the association will also appear in Konversation, and vice versa.

Note: It is possible to highlight more than one nickname in the Nick Panel, click with the mouse right mouse button, and perform multiple associations.