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Yes, you can achieve your desired behavior without disabling Messages on your Mac. If you turn off notifications for Messages from within System Preferences, you will still receive the messages, but will not be notified that they came in. You can turn notifications off on the following screen. Simply click on "None", and deselect all the checkboxes, as ...


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There is no way to leave it on but not receive the messages. The only real way is to Disable the account (untick "Enable this Account") in the Messages Menu > Preferences > Accounts.


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Since it works once it finally starts, it would indicate some network interface problems. Start Terminal (located in your Utility folder) and type Nettop. Now start Messages. Switch to the Terminal window and Scroll down till you see Messages. Look at the information provided (like how much data in data out). Also take look at the: IMRemoteURLConn. it ...


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You can hold Option and click Delete or (x).


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I would 1st go to the Apple Website and verify your AppleId login Credentials. double check your updates, sometimes they all dont update until another one has finished. Blow out your old Account info in messages. and Add a new account with your current apple ID. if you still have issue. login as root user , nuke old account, Run permission repair, log back ...


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I just used Yosemite's screen sharing via Messages. Getting it to work on both sides required me to enable back to my mac in System Settings under iCloud. After restarting the Messages app on both sides those two rectangles became active and screen sharing worked.


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The files that Messages saves have an ichat file extension. But from the command line you can inspect them to see they are actually binary plist files: $ file transcript.ichat transcript.ichat: Apple binary property list Turns out, you can easily convert binary plist files into human-readable XML documents: $ plutil -convert xml1 transcript.ichat Now, ...


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Path is: /Applications/Messages.app/Contents/Resources/ Open up Applications Right-click on Messages Click Show Package Contents Double-click on Resources However, rather than taking Apple's graphics, you're better off creating your own. Can't be too tough to create two circles with borders. Preview will do it for you in 5 mins.


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I'm not sure it will even attempt to distribute messages to all possible destinations once one has definitely received it. I had a similar issue last year when my phone would be out of range for iMessage for most of the day, but my Mac at home was happily picking them up - I didn't see any of them til I got home :( See How to tell Messages "I'm ...


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On my iPhone I just unchecked the email address and then turned iMessage off then back on and it picked up my cell number versus the dang email address



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