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The correct answer to this issue isn't to message all your contacts. Simply open up Activity Monitor and quit the Dock process to restart it. Here's how it looks: Your badge count should be reset after that. PS: You can access Activity Monitor from Spotlight (⌘ Space) by simply typing its name and pressing Enter.


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In Preferences, select Messages and check "Save history when conversations are closed." Now when you quit Messages, it will create a collection of chat transcripts. You can easily access these in your Library folder. From Finder, select Go>Go to Folder and type: ~/Library/Messages/Archive. If you are on Mavericks, the location is ...


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Apple has just announced OSX Mountain Lion which incorporates iMessage into the OS in the form of the Messages app. This will work in the same was as iMessage for iOS. http://www.apple.com/macosx/mountain-lion/ You can currently download the messages beta free from Apple here


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First and foremost because they use different protocols. FaceTime was created as an implementation of a new protocol for video calls. Apple has pledged to release this protocol/format in the future with hopes of other software vendors adopting it so there is opportunity for interoperability. iChat uses a variety of protocols for chat interaction, most of ...


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... So there really isn’t a Messages.app. It’s still iChat.app but with some magic causing the Finder to show it as Messages. [...] [T]he magic is in the Bundle name entry in the Info.plist file in /Applications/iChat.app/Contents ... Why did Apple choose to do it this way? My guess is that Apple wanted Messages to inherit all your old ...


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Yes. In the Messages menu, there's an option to uninstall the beta. Apple just messes with the App bundle to add support for the iMessage protocol. The underlying app is pretty much the same. See this AskDifferent Answer and this post which it references for more information.


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Well, seems like I just had to think about it a little bit more. My workaround is not possible using only system utilities. I used Soundflower and LineIn from Rogue Amoeba software. Using LineIn, I could select channels 3-4 specifically from the PreSonus device and route those to the two-channel Soundflower device. Then, I simply selected the Soundflower ...


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Before you kill Dock you need to close Messages to make it work. I had this issue on Mountain Lion (Mac OS X 10.8.2). When Messages was open and I killed Dock it didn't help. But when I closed Messages and then killed Dock, the badge was gone and after opening Messages the unread messages appeared so I could read them.


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Sometimes you may miss reading a message from a friend. And sometimes Messages may not pull up the previous conversations as it should (it is still in testing and I hope those bugs are worked out for the final product). I would suggest sending a test message to all the previous contacts you've IM'ed. It'll pull up the respective conversation thread and ...


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When Bonjour is enabled in iMessage it allows you to chat with other users on the same network who also have Bonjour enabled. As described in Bonjour For Developers: Bonjour, also known as zero-configuration networking, enables automatic discovery of devices and services on a local network using industry standard IP protocols. This was developed some ...


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Facebook will actively terminate your connection if you log-in from any other client like the Facebook web, or your mobile phone. Even with just one client logged in, you should expect Facebook to close the connection anyway. This happens with everything I've tried, libpurple based clients (Admium, Pidgin on Linux...) gets disconnected now and then. Those ...


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Are there alternate keyboard shortcuts for ending a screen sharing session? The menu bar lists ^ ⎋ for achieving this (⎋ is the power button on your computer). However, I'm stuck in a really annoying middle ground. Actually, the symbol that you're referring to references the "Esc" key. So, by pressing ^ ⎋ (Control-Esc) you can end the Screen Sharing ...


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I actually just tried this and iChat does it automatically. As you can see I have a different window for each account, and I think you can actually set the window's title by setting the account description under Settings->Accounts. As you can see I even have different groups for each account. Although I usually have them unified using Chax's feature Use ...


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Log into Facebook, click on the Gear for Preferences, then go to Account Settings, then choose Security. Under Security, you can create App Passwords, which are application specific passwords you can use where two step authentication won't work. Create a new one for Messages, then use that as your Password to log into Facebook in Messages.


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I also have the problem screensharing a Lion machine viewed on a Snow Leopard machine, but not the other way around. I stumbled on a fix. If you first start a video chat and then start screen sharing while the video chat is underway, it is able to connect. I was able to verify this several tries with it not working unless I first video chat.


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You will need to sign up for a Yahoo! account by going here. Once you have done that, you can configure Yahoo Messenger in iChat by doing the following: Open iChat Open iChat Preferences by going to the menu item iChat > Preferences or by hitting ⌘ + , on your keyboard Go to Accounts Click the + button Select "Yahoo" from the drop down menu under ...


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If you create a me.com account in iChat, this will serve as an AIM account. If you want to add your Google Talk/Google+ friends with Gmail addresses, then you will have to add a Google account in iChat. This is very simple to do in Lion, simply go to iChat>Preferences, click on Accounts, and hit the small + button in the bottom left. Then you will be ...


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There is a buddy became available event, that passes in a buddy object. You can use one of the attributes on this object to see 'who' it is (handle, name or full name, for instance). You can attach an arbitrary script to an event, in the way described at bynkii.com


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Please note that the new location for logs in Mavericks is ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.iChat/Data/Library/Messages (yes, even though the app is called Messages, the container is called iChat). This appears to be a way of replicating the way that apps like iMessages work on iOS -- Messages gets its own Library folder with its own dedicated hierarchy of ...


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You should probably use another app for screensharing and messaging. If you choose to do this, I reccomend Adium for messaging and TeamViewer for screensharing. I searched the contents of the whole iChat application, and I couldn't find anything, which leads me to believe that the pop up (I've had it too) is not actually part of the iChat application, but ...


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If you wish to extract a 320x320 version of your account picture you can do so by running the following command: dscl . -read /Users/short_username JPEGPhoto | tail -1 | xxd -r -p > /PATH/TO/accountImage.jpg Since a 320x320 image would be too small for many purposes, it would be preferable to look first for the actual photo in ~/Library/Images/iChat Recent ...


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Check that there are no start up files with in the following folders relating to iChat in /System/Library/StartupItems or /Library/StartupItems. I would check to see if there are any launchd Daemons relating to iChat. Assuming your mac was sleeping when you wake it and the monitor. It looks like there might be a way to explain what is happening via a ...


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No, iMessages has not changed any of these features. Forwarding to a cell phone is a feature that is handled via AIM rather than iChat. Furthermore, the new Messages application has not changed any of this functionality either. It works exactly as it did before. It shows a little "wi-fi" symbol next to buddies that are offline, but have AIM Forwarding ...


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I believe that these work: <a href="aim:goim?screenname=dori">AIM</a> <a href="ymsgr:sendIM?dori">YIM</a> <a href="gtalk:chat?jid=dori">gTalk</a> <a href="skype:dori?chat">Skype</a> Or would, if I had the user account dori on any of those services.


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I might not be understanding your problem correctly, but in the iChat menu, try selecting Preferences. From there, click on the Accounts tab. If you click on your account, there is a place to enter (and store) your password. Try entering your correct password there.


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A lot of blog sites seem to have assumed that Windows Live's XMPP support would work with any existing Jabber client, but it isn't so. To log into the Windows Live Messenger network with XMPP, a client program needs to use OAuth; i.e. it has to direct you to Microsoft's web site to log in to Windows Live, and then it has to connect to MS via XMPP and pass a ...


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Adium can be good alternative. Lifehacker calls it best IM client for Mac: http://lifehacker.com/5802325/the-best-instant-messaging-application-for-mac iChat is buggy, I had same problem and other problems too.


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I had the same problem and followed some instructions I found in the MacRumors forum: The issue is whith the server iChat is trying to use for authentication. Do the following: Go to menu iChat->Preferences Choose Accounts icon Select "Server Settings" tab change the Server to "slogin.oscar.aol.com"



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