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Liberty

join:2005-06-12
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[ML] iMessage

MBA
Is it normal for the iM icon at top to be gray and randomly & briefly flash black?
I select Available and icon turns black for about 1 second then goes gray and when I check drop down it shows as offline - will not stay Available

I have iM minimized
Until I deleted the threads in the window, dock icon bounces often

Is this the way it works?


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That icon is for status of instant messaging accounts like AIM and Google. iMessages works more like a texting account. Mine stays grey if I am only using an iMessages account but if I log in with my username as an AIM account (AOL), it turns black like iChat used to and I can manually set my online status. At least that is how it works for me. I only get dock bounces if my connection gets dropped by AOHell or I receive a message. Perhaps you are losing your connect to the IM service you are using.

Liberty

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reply to Liberty
Thanks for that, makes sense

However I am still getting the bouncing dock icon
I thought I cured that by clearing out the conversations but it is back to bouncing again, for no reason I can find

Also, I set the Events to When I receive a message
But when I go to look at it again, it has changed back to the attached screen shot


skeechan
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Try restarting your Mac. Sometimes stuff just gets borked up and only a restart gets it working right.

Liberty

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said by skeechan:

Try restarting your Mac. Sometimes stuff just gets borked up and only a restart gets it working right.

nope


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Can you just uncheck repeat and have that stick or does it go back too?

If that doesn't work, trash the plists.

~/Library/Preferences/

Make sure you have quit Messages then drag these to the trash, then reboot and fire up messages.
com.apple.imagent.plist
com.apple.imservice.iMessage.plist
com.apple.imessage.bag.plist

Liberty

join:2005-06-12
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Seems to stick on no repeat just fine

So I then changed from it's 'stuck on When I log in' with no tick in Repeat, to Message received with no bounce tick, the tick remains not checked but goes back to the login deal again


skeechan
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The only think I can think of left is trashing the plists...I edited my previous post with their locations. That will give a kind of reset to defaults for Messages.

Liberty

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reply to Liberty
Appreciate the effort but that didn't do it...

I take it you aren't having this happen?


skeechan
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No icon bouncing for me unless I actually get a message or for some reason I get my AIM connection dropped.


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Delete each account you have set up and then add them back in one at a time until you find the offending one. Then figure out if it's an issue with that account or its attachment to the server/service it uses.