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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 5:24 PM (in response to nolanpaulstanley)

    nolanpaulstanley wrote:

     

    I uninstalled the program and the problem persists,

     

    Good luck

     

    <Edited by Host>

    How did you uninstall it?

     

    Pete

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 7:02 PM (in response to nolanpaulstanley)

    nolanpaulstanley wrote:

     

    well, this program is a complete JOKE. I've sent text mesages, and all of them end up on my wife's phone (because we share the same .me account). Very nice apple. Way to go. So, there's no such thing as me sending a text anymore, it has to be publicly broadast to the entire famiy. UNINSTALL. Thank you very much. They've got to figure out a way to have SEPARATE accounts, under tyhe same .me account on the phones.

    Get separate accounts, they are not expensive.

  • fergranadino Calculating status...
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    Mar 2, 2012 7:27 PM (in response to petermac87)

    Pete. If you hae the same problem I did that you can't uninstall going into the menu 'cuz the option is not clickable, then there is another way.

    1) Run the installer again (like if you were installing it all over again).

    2) Once it's done, DO NOT RESART(even though it says to. If you do, it won't work).

    3)Go into the apps and open Messages.

    4)Once you do, go into the Messages menu and you will now be able to click on the "Uninstall" option.

    5)Click it and follow the whole process (It will download iChat again...)

    6) Onces it's done, restart like it says and BAM! adios Messages and welcome back iChat.

     

    Hope it helps. It worked for me AFTER I tried everything else. Changing it from 32-bit DID NOT WORK for me but doing this did.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5 (4,065 points)
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    Mar 2, 2012 11:04 PM (in response to fergranadino)

    fergranadino wrote:

     

    Pete. If you hae the same problem I did that you can't uninstall going into the menu 'cuz the option is not clickable, then there is another way.

     

    Thanks, but no, I don't install Beta software for the very reason people are complaining about in this thread, I have an iPhone for that. I am just telling those complaining about messages that it is not a Delta release and therefore they may well have problems with it, thus it's their own fault. I am happy to wait.

     

    Thanks anyhow

     

    Pete

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Mar 3, 2012 2:47 PM (in response to nolanpaulstanley)

    Humm,

     

    Editted

     

    Many of the treads in this new Community area are about how and when Messages does and does not sync across devices using the same ID in the way most people expect things to sync.

    Here we have someone complaining that the devices are syncing in exactly the way the app and the "Cloud" part of it is supposed to work.

     

     

    As Csound says iCloud IDs are free  (that's "not expensive" in different words).

     

     

     



    10:46 PM      Saturday; March 3, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

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    Message was edited by: Ralph Johns (UK)

  • themacmat Calculating status...
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    Mar 5, 2012 6:19 AM (in response to macall_dk)

    I can't uninstall iMessage beta :-(

    Tried to use "Uninstall iMessage" in the menu (option under "about message"), but I always get the error, that I don't have access to the internet. But I do have an internet connection active! Also iMessage can connect to the internet (also the AppStore and Software Updater).

    Tried the mentioned solution (install, no restart, uninstall - restart, uninstall - ....), but nothing worked.

     

    iMac i5 Late 2009 (10.7.3)...

     

    Is there a way to manually uninstall iMessage? Or does anyone have an idea what to do?


    Thank you ;-)

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 12:03 PM (in response to themacmat)

    One of the issues with beta software is ..... well you know that.

     

    You'll have to figure it out, I have no idea, then I never install beta software, and that's why.

  • themacmat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 12:10 PM (in response to macall_dk)

    @Csound1: Wow! That's a big deal!

     

    If nobody tries a beta version of an application, we developers would have a some problems or even more work to do... Of course I didn't install it on my main machine, but nevertheless I'd like to remove it again...

    But thank you very much for the very useful and meaningful post!

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 12:13 PM (in response to themacmat)

    themacmat wrote:

     

    @Csound1: Wow! That's a big deal!

     

    If nobody tries a beta version of an application, we developers would have a some problems or even more work to do... Of course I didn't install it on my main machine, but nevertheless I'd like to remove it again...

    But thank you very much for the very useful and meaningful post!

    Perhaps 'you' developers could take the time for uninstall instructions then, anyhow, good luck getting rid of it.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:12 PM (in response to themacmat)

    Hi,

     

    I take it you know what day you Installed it ?

    I take it you have a time Machine Back up ?

     

    Restore the Applications Folder back to the day before the Install.

     

     


    9:12 PM      Monday; March 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • themacmat Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:20 PM (in response to macall_dk)

    So it should be enough to replace the iChat application? I could give it a try, but I'm not sure, why Apple use an installer? I guess there are more changes in system, right?

    Is there a possibility to remove the application by terminal as root (as you can't remove it in the finder...)? I'm not very familiar to the terminal ;-)

  • nolanpaulstanley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:22 PM (in response to petermac87)

    I ended up installing it again, because the problem was not the program.

     

    The problem of duplicated texts (on my phone and my wife's phone), is because we share the same .me account and both phones are set up to get iMessage using our .me account. I just changed the messages to go to my gmail account and now I have a separate iMessage account.

     

    settings > Messages > Receive at (choose something unique, separate to your other accounts if you don't want to receive all texts there)

     

    So, I receive text at my phone number and my gmail account. NOT my .me account.

     

    I called Apple, and they said to make an additional .me account but that seemed like a big hassle.

     

    Mike

  • nolanpaulstanley Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:23 PM (in response to Csound1)

    just used a separate email account (a varified gmail account) and it works. Much less hassle than getting another .me account, which sounds rather confusing since all our music/ movies are on that account.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,805 points)
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    Mar 5, 2012 1:44 PM (in response to themacmat)

    HI,

     

    If you go to the Message menu and chose "About Messages" you will find it is listed as Version 6.1 already

     

    The "Last" version of iChat in Lion was version 6.0.1 in OS 10.7.3

     

    If you get a Crash Log in Messages it lists the app names as iChat 6.1

     

    If you like Messages is bolted on to the iChat engine and Add the iMessages service and the ability to launch FaceTime to Video to iMessage Contacts  (Apart from some minor changes to the Preferences and making the Messages window supercede any Buddy list and Text Chat window there are not many changes really)

     

    There are links to the System Preferences > Mail, Contacts and Calendars pane.

    Messages seems even more sensitive to Date and Time issues if the computer and the router don' t match in Time Zone and Date and Time settings (the actaul IM are time stamped so the data packest sendiing this info will be so they need to pass from the Mac and through the router with the same time)

     

    If the Apple ID you are using is also the iCloud ID then there are links to the System Preferences > iCloud pane.

     

    Messages uses a support app called IMAgent to actually perform the Logins (this is turn pulls info from the Keychain and the com.apple.ichat.Jabber.plist and com.apple.ichat.AIM.plist and the Yahoo one if you are using a Yahoo account as well.  There is also a new one for the iMessage side/part - although this does not contain Login info.

     

    I would access your Home Foilder/Library/Preferences and delete

    com.apple.imservice.iMessage.plist

    com.apple.imessage.plist

    and com.apple.imagent.plist

     

    I would then go to Applications/Utilities and Launch Activity Monitor and use it to Force Quit IMAgent (It will restart for Facetime and Messages automatically but it will use refreshed info seeing the .plist was deleted.

     

    This may be enough to get Messages to load properly or get to a point where the Uninstall option works.

     

     

     


    9:44 PM      Monday; March 5, 2012


    Please, if posting Logs, do not post any Log info after the line "Binary Images for iChat"

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Lion 10.7.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),

    "Limit the Logs to the Bits above Binary Images."  No, Seriously

  • pips7000 Calculating status...
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    May 7, 2012 11:30 AM (in response to macall_dk)

    What  i did  is  do  a  fresh copy  of lion  it  work for me

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