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Stop iMessage from opening automatically...

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hakr100, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    How to stop iMessage from opening automatically...
    ...when I turn on my MacBook Air.

    I have iMessage on my iMac and on my MacBook Air. Same settings on both, same settings in notifications.

    When I turn on my iMac, iMessage does not pop open with the latest messages displayed. This is the way I want iMessage to behave.

    But on my 2013 MBA, when I turn it on, iMessage opens up automatically and displays the last messages on the screen. This is not what I want to happen.

    So, how do I gain control of iMessage on my MBA?

    (Posted this in the wrong section, trying again. Sorry. :eek: )
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Is it in your Login Items? System Preferences --> Users & Groups --> Login Items.

    If its there, remove it and that should fix it for you.
  3. macrumors regular

    It sounds like its set to open automatically on login.
    Open System Preferences - go to Users & Groups and then click on the 'Login Items' tab.
    Check to see if iMessages is in the list. If it is - highlight it and then click on the minus button to remove it.
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Thanks, but no, it isn't in login items. :confused:
  5. macrumors regular

    i have the same problem butn ever found a solution unfortunately....what I ended up doing is putting it by myself in the login items but hidding it at startup in system preferences. that way, it does open as usual but I don't see it.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    To add to the confusion...

    As far as I can tell, every setting for iMessage is set the same on my iMac and my new MBA. When I shut down the iMac and restart it, I notice that any apps I had open before the shutdown are closed. But on the MBA, if iMessage was open when I shut down the MBA, it is still open when I restart the MBA.

    And I mean SHUTDOWN the MBA, with the switch at the upper right of the keyboard.

  7. macrumors demi-god


    Is this checked when you shutdown the MBA?

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  8. macrumors regular

    I experience the same thing and Messages isn't in my login items

    ...but I really don't care lol.
  9. macrumors 6502a

    Bingo! Thanks. :D
  10. macrumors demi-god


    Great! I love it when a plan comes together.
  11. macrumors newbie

    I have the same problem...

    …but the settings are all correct. Apple Care tried to help me already trough the chat but said, if it doesn't work I should call them and maybe they can help me but before I do that or make a Genius Bar appointment, I'd like to check if there are some other ones out there with the same annoying problem?? HELP please..
  12. macrumors newbie

    I'm having the same problem too

    And yes, it's a privacy issue for me. I need to get this resolved.

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