Quick tip to change the MeMenu in Ubuntu (upper right corner by default) to show your real name instead of your username.

  • Method A (terminal): Open a terminal and enter

    gconftool -s --type int /system/indicator/me/display 2
  • Method B (GUI): Press ALT+F2 and enter gconf-editor. Go to System → Indicator → Me, double click “display” and enter 2 as value.