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Messaging, Turn off on MBP

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Apr 29, 2013 12:20 PM

I need to know how to turn off messaging on my MacBookPro so I will still recieve messages on iPhone and iPad but not have them popup on MBP.

How can I turn it off and on

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.3)
  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 12:49 PM (in response to bazini11)

    HI,

     

    The app can  be started and quit just like any other app.

     

    In Messages > Preferences > General section there is a setting that reads "When I Quit, Set the Status to Off Line"

    Ticking this box will stop Messages launching when the Computer is On and Awake but the app is not.

    It "listens" of Off Line Messages and starts up the up if you don't make this setting.

     

     

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    8:49 PM      Monday; April 29, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 1:06 PM (in response to bazini11)

    HI,


    So this line is now ticked ?

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    If you go back to that setting has it stayed after you quit the app and restart it ?

     

     

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    9:06 PM      Monday; April 29, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    Apr 29, 2013 2:12 PM (in response to bazini11)

    HI,

     

    Elsewhere I have chosen to display  the file endings of items and apps tend to display as .app

    I am sure this is why mine shows Messages.app

     

    In the Finder's Preferences > Advanced I turned off Show Filename extensions and it now displays "Messages" in the Messages app

     

    I was wondering if the setting stays set  when you leave the preferences and come back ?

    It is late where I am and it will be some while before I read new replies.

     

     

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    10:12 PM      Monday; April 29, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9 (66,815 points)
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    May 1, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to bazini11)

    Hi,

     

    It setting I have indicated is the place to use to Stop any sort of message starting up the app when it is Quit but the computer is On.

     

    If this is not working for you then we will have to examine if the files that stores the setting can be written to by you.

     

    Make the Finder the app in the Menu Bar.

    Use the Go Menu > Go to Folder and type in ~/Library/Preferences in the dialogue box that appears.

    Find the file called com.apple.IMAgent.plist

     

    Highlight this file then do a "Get Info"   (CMD and i keys together)

    In the info Panel that appears scroll to the bottom.

    Does the list on names or account list your Shortname ?

    Does this have "Read and Write " permissions ?

    If you use the cogwheel like icon below the List whist your name is highligted is the  Phrase "Make (your shortname) the Owner" greyed out ?  (if it is you Own it)

     

     

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    8:57 PM      Wednesday; May 1, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.3)
     G4/1GhzDual MDD (Leopard 10.5.8)
     MacBookPro 2Gb (Snow Leopard 10.6.8)
     Mac OS X (10.6.8),
     Couple of iPhones and an iPad

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

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