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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:39 PM   #1
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iMessage for Mac beta showing one unread message

Is this bug present with anyone else? I have no current conversations but it has a "1" badge on the dock icon. I understand its beta :P but is there a fix for this?
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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Tons of people have reported this. I have the same issue. It's a bug I'm sure will be sorted out with the next release.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 01:50 PM   #3
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Tons of people have reported this. I have the same issue. It's a bug I'm sure will be sorted out with the next release.
I hope so, it is pretty annoying.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 01:55 PM   #4
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I have a similar issue, but on mine I get an unread count of 2 for every 1 message I receive. I'm sure it'll get ironed out in a future release.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 04:16 PM   #5
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I hope so, it is pretty annoying.
Yeah "beta" wasn't clear when you installed it...
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 05:35 PM   #6
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Restarting comp fixes this in the mean time.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 08:30 PM   #7
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I am having the same issue, glad to find out that it's just a bug. Thanks!
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 12:10 PM   #8
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iMessage Showing One Unread Message

I am having same issue showing one unread message on iMessage for Mac. Glad to know it's only a bug. But tried the restart of computer to see if it would fix as someone posted and that did NOT work in my case. Guess I'll just wait for the bug fix...
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 01:02 PM   #9
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Yeah same here, glad to hear it is a common issue. It's the one bad thing with an otherwise brilliant programme. So I guess I can't complain.
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Old Mar 2, 2012, 10:27 PM   #10
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Its gotten so annoying that I took Messages off of my dock because that (1) would annoy the crap out of me. Its a nice app, but it needs a lot of fixing. At least its a beta, and it was really nice of Apple to let us give it a try. I use it often when Im working on my computer and don't want to keep switching to my phone to talk to someone.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 09:29 PM   #11
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Agreed there are a lot of very odd issues with iMessages on the Mac but hey it's a beta.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 10:37 PM   #12
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Well, I am not sure if iMessage is supposed to work with MSN live messenger. But I remember reading an article saying live messenger will be universally compatible with other chat clients...or it will be open source, something like that. I just tried iMessage with live messenger, no go.
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Old Mar 6, 2012, 08:47 PM   #13
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Lightbulb Kill terminal

Open Terminal:
type "killall Dock"
(without the "")

Close terminal.
This should fix the problem.

You may need to repeat this anytime the badge gets "stuck"

Good luck! Hope this helps!!
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 12:20 AM   #14
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Yes!!!!

Thank you BSQRT!!! That solution worked for me!!!
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 11:10 AM   #15
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Yes, thank you BSQRT!! Worked perfectly!

But just a question, what does this command technically do?
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Old Mar 8, 2012, 05:31 PM   #16
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Lightbulb Re: KillAll Dock

the Command "killall Dock" ends the computer process that runs the Dock, and then restarts it.

Similar to Window's Task Manager-end process.
Glad it worked
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Old Mar 9, 2012, 04:00 PM   #17
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Open Terminal:
type "killall Dock"
(without the "")

Close terminal.
This should fix the problem.

You may need to repeat this anytime the badge gets "stuck"

Good luck! Hope this helps!!

Worked for me as well Thanks BSQRT, that unread message badge was really messing with my OCD!
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 07:41 PM   #18
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May be dumb question, but that does end everything running, does it not?
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May be dumb question, but that does end everything running, does it not?
Nope, it just restarts the Dock process, which only serves to display the dock. None of the running programs are affected.

Also, Big thanks to BSQRT as well! I've looked everywhere for a solution to this... My iMessages Dock Icon was stuck at 34 unread!
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Old Apr 6, 2012, 06:39 PM   #20
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Open Terminal:
type "killall Dock"
(without the "")

Close terminal.
This should fix the problem.

You may need to repeat this anytime the badge gets "stuck"

Good luck! Hope this helps!!

Worked great!
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Old Jun 22, 2012, 05:20 AM   #21
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Great solution

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type "killall Dock"
This should fix the problem.
Thank you! I thought it was an iMessages problem, so killed that without prevail . Apparently it's a Dock issue, which this solution solves amicably!

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Old Jun 30, 2012, 10:15 AM   #22
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Kill! All!! Dock!!!

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Open Terminal:
type "killall Dock"
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Worked for me, thanks.
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I know I'm way late to the game, but is there still a way I can get the messages beta?
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Old Jul 12, 2012, 10:10 PM   #24
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Thank you!

Thank you BSQRT! Worked perfectly.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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I know I'm way late to the game, but is there still a way I can get the messages beta?
Here you go, official download link from Apple:
http://appldnld.apple.com/MessagesBe...ssagesBeta.dmg
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