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Restore the ability to change account name & respect it in notifications

asked 2015-09-25 08:33:00 +0300

Mikaela gravatar image

As you can see, the first screenshot shows the email address while the second shows account name as Google (at least I think I changed it from to "Google" which should appear in notifications.

For most of people this would be just minor annoyance, but I happen to be trans and it's GMail account I am stuck with it having my old name. The name could be difficult to explain and it only takes someone looking over my shoulder or asking to try how Jolla feels like to use and email notification (which I get all the time) at the right time and I am outed.

Don't suggest me to create a new GMail account and setup email forwarding, that doesn't help me at all as two email accounts would be too much to handle and Google Play Purhaces aren't transferrable. It also wouldn't fix the Jolla issue or if etc. work account forced me to use wrong name.

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answered 2015-09-25 15:29:39 +0300

virgi26 gravatar image

updated 2015-09-25 15:32:21 +0300

After a little bit of testing i fugured out that you need to restart homescreen (or phone) for changes of account name (description) to take effect on events screen

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Thanks :)

It should also be added that you must clear old notifications before/after restarting homescreen as it doesn't update the description in old notifications.

Mikaela ( 2015-09-25 15:59:12 +0300 )edit

answered 2015-09-25 14:16:26 +0300

updated 2015-09-25 14:19:19 +0300

For me the custom names of inboxes are working in events view. 'Google' is the account type, not a custom name. The custom name should be inputted into the description field at account information. What I mean is, you haven't set a custom name for the account. The preset is your email address.

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Well, it seems that you are wrong... Google on the second screenshot is what you feel in into description on the account page

virgi26 ( 2015-09-25 15:28:22 +0300 )edit

Thanks, I am happy that it's so easy to fix, maybe I just forgot setting the description after the latest factory reset :)

Mikaela ( 2015-09-25 15:57:46 +0300 )edit
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