7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 6, 2014 12:31 PM by Ralph Johns (UK)
syberknight Level 2 Level 2

ever since i upgraded to Mountain Lion from Lion, and was converted to Messages/iMessages from iChat, i've had this strange occurance i cannot figure out.

 

in any message i receive from anybody (not in messages i send), whenever the word "me" or "Jason" is used (Jason is my name), no matter what the display font attributes, those two words appear in White text, Bolded font, with a Drop Shadow.

 

obviously this isn't the end of the world or anything, but it bugs me that i can't figure it out & make it stop.

 

anybody got any ideas?

 

here's a screenshot of a test i sent to myself from another account...

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OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by urpwnd on Mar 12, 2013 12:45 PM Solved

Preferences --> Messages --> Watch for my name in incoming messages. Uncheck. Bam. =)Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 3.42.43 PM.png

  • urpwnd Level 1 Level 1

    Preferences --> Messages --> Watch for my name in incoming messages. Uncheck. Bam. =)Screen Shot 2013-03-12 at 3.42.43 PM.png

  • syberknight Level 2 Level 2

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!?!?!?!?! i can't believe i missed that simple little preference. ugh.

     

    SO grateful you pointed it out. THANKS!!!

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    HI,

     

    I presume you have an account on one of your computers where the My Card is called "me" ?

     

    Actually I am having  hard time trying to see why Me and Jason are both highlighted.

     

     

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    7:53 PM      Wednesday; March 13, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     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

  • syberknight Level 2 Level 2

    Ah... yes, i do. in my Contacts for myself, i put "me" in as the "nickname" for when i need to quickly CC or BCC myself on something, i can just type in "me then tab" to get it done.

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    Ah ha !!

     

      A nickname.

    I had not thought of that.

     

    Thanks.

     

     

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    9:09 PM      Wednesday; March 13, 2013

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz 5i 2011 (Mountain Lion 10.8.2)
     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

  • JTMcKibb Level 1 Level 1

    I am having this issue, except that I am on Mavericks with the new Messages client. I recall checking this box back when I was on iChat, but now that I want to uncheck it, the preference is no longer available in Messages.Screenshot 2014-03-05 19.12.12.png Screenshot 2014-03-05 19.08.46.png

    What can I do?

  • Ralph Johns (UK) Level 9 Level 9
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    Hi,

     

    Your own picture Altered.

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    8:31 pm      Thursday; March 6, 2014

     

      iMac 2.5Ghz i5 2011 (Mavericks 10.9)
     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