Posted on March 25, 2012 by Scott Granneman
I’ve been using the Messages Beta since it came out & on the whole it’s pretty good stuff. Over the last couple of days, however, I’ve been experiencing an annoyance: the Messages icon on the Dock showed a badge with the number 1 in it. Nothing I did could get rid of that 1, except this:
- Close Messages
- Kill the Dock: in the Terminal, enter killall Dock, & press Return. Watch as the Dock disappears & reappears a moment later.
- Restart Messages & the erroneous badge should be gone!
This has been a public service announcement for anyone else experiencing this little unpleasantry.