I have this weird situation where I was using the reply-from-Notification-Center Messages feature and it got stuck in the write-the-message state, as in the screenshot below.

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The message was sent, but ever since it got stuck and it’s unusable.

How can I reset it without restarting the computer or logging out?

(I’m on Mavericks.)

  • Can you open console, reproduce problem and save the output to pastebin.com? – John K May 27 '15 at 10:31
  • have you tried to force quit? – Gabkano May 27 '15 at 11:08
  • @Gabkano force quit what? Notification Center? Is it possible? – Alex May 27 '15 at 11:55
  • @TheBro21 No, I can’t reproduce the problem, since is stuck in that state, so I can’t write any new messages from the interface. – Alex May 27 '15 at 11:56
  • force quit iMesage – Gabkano May 27 '15 at 11:57

I was able to fix this by killing Notification Center with the following command:

killall NotificationCenter

You could also force-quit it from Activity Monitor.


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