Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:24 PM
Don't know if anyone else has run into this little annoyance, but I have and I just found a solution. Thanks to Scott Granneman who posted it on his site
a couple days ago, and Google for pointing me there.
Is your OS X Messages Beta showing a badge that won’t go away on its Dock icon?
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.
Five seconds and that annoying as hell little 3 that's been there for days and rebuffed attempts to remove it is gone.
(PowerMac G5 Quad) – 2x2.5 GHz PPC 970MP / 16GB ECC RAM / 1TB WDC Velociraptor, 2TB STX Constellation ES.2 / QuadroFX 4500 512MBChromium
(MacBook Pro 08) – 2.6 GHz C2D T9500 / 4GB RAM / 750GB STX MomentusXT / GeForce 8600M GT 512MBAntimony
(PowerBook G4 Titanium) – 1.0 GHz PPC 7455 / 1GB RAM / 480GB OWC Mercury SSD / Radeon 9000 64MB
When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.