iMessage for Mac beta showing one unread message

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Capex, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Capex macrumors regular

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    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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  2. illjazz macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. Capex thread starter macrumors regular

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    I hope so, it is pretty annoying.
     
  4. geopanich macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  5. Ccrew macrumors 68020

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    Yeah "beta" wasn't clear when you installed it... :D:D:D
     
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    I am having the same issue, glad to find out that it's just a bug. Thanks!
     
  8. musician45x macrumors newbie

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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...:(
     
  9. boy-better-know macrumors 65816

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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.
     
  10. Sylon macrumors 68020

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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.
     
  11. jace88 macrumors regular

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    Agreed there are a lot of very odd issues with iMessages on the Mac but hey it's a beta.
     
  12. whohasaquestion macrumors regular

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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. :(
     
  13. BSQRT macrumors newbie

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    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!!
     
  14. musician45x macrumors newbie

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    Yes!!!!

    Thank you BSQRT!!! That solution worked for me!!! :D:D:D
     
  15. b-rad g macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, thank you BSQRT!! Worked perfectly!

    But just a question, what does this command technically do?
     
  16. BSQRT macrumors newbie

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    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
     
  17. NSquared macrumors newbie

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    Worked for me as well :D Thanks BSQRT, that unread message badge was really messing with my OCD!
     
  18. brayhite macrumors 6502a

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    May be dumb question, but that does end everything running, does it not?
     
  19. fyrefly macrumors 6502a

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    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! ;)
     
  20. DJ Hellfire macrumors newbie

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    Worked great! ;)
     
  21. axello macrumors newbie

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    Great solution

    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!

    :)
     
  22. Yochi macrumors newbie

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    Kill! All!! Dock!!!

    Worked for me, thanks.
     
  23. imahawki macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  24. pstonier macrumors newbie

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    Thank you!

    Thank you BSQRT! Worked perfectly.
     
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