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The correct answer to this issue isn't to message all your contacts. First close the Messages app. Then 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. ...
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.
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 or Yosemite, the location is ...
For some reason iChat defaulted to selecting "https only" on aim and gtalk for me. Once I deselected both https options, iChat accounts connected successfully.
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
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 ...
... 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 ...
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.
Even easier than that, on Mac OS X you have what is called a "me" card. Which is a special vcard that is tied to your account name and profile picture. You can open up address book and edit your name and it will mirror that in iChat and everything else.
Currently no. In the future it's possible that Apple would come out with an iMessage client, or an add-on for iChat to integrate it (Lion's iChat now includes a plugin system), but at the moment it's a closed Apple system and they haven't provided any access for OS X.
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 ...
Try to restart the dock. In the Terminal located at /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app type: killall -KILL Dock
This happens to be occasionally, and I'm almost sure it's a bug in Lion. Disabling then reenabling my AIM account in the iChat preferences seems to temporarily fix the issue.
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 ...
No, it is not implemented yet. In the meanwhile, you can use Cocoon for MSN chat as an iChat extension.
Open "Console," located in your Utilities folder, and type "iChat" into the filter search box. Then open iChat and watch the console for error messages.
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.
Do you have webcam on those monitors? Integrated or attached to USB or FireWire hub on the monitor?
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 ...
You can choose uninstall Messages Beta from the menu.
Nothing changes for accessing AIM chat using the new Messages app (that integrates iChat features with iMessage features). Just go to Messages -> Preferences -> Accounts to be sure your @mac.com account is entered with a password and enabled for use.
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 ...
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 ...
DrinkBrainJuice is developing a MSN service plug in for iChat (exactly what you're searching): it's called Cocoon and is currently in Public Beta, so give it a try. http://cocoon.drinkbrainjuice.com/
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 ...
When using Gmail in iChat before 10.7 you can't go invisible. I'm using Adium to be able to go invisible when I login via Gmail.
In general, Soundflower is the app of choice when discussing /any/ of these "how do I route audio from application X to application Y" type questions.
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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