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Dr. Blair Level 1 Level 1

I just upgraded to OSX Mavericks, my Messages app works but I never get any notifications from Notification center about it. All options for Messages in the notification options are enabled though. Any help would be appreciated.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9)
  • WordWeaver777 Level 1 Level 1

    I likewise installed Mavericks two days ago, and have encountered a number of problems, some more serious than others.


    As with Dr. Blair, notifications from the Messages app have suddenly stopped working. In other words, if someone sends me a message while I am in an app other than Messages, a notification of their message arriving is not appearing in the top right corner of my screen.


    If anyone has found a solution to this problem, please advise.


    Thank you very much.

  • JMcCarthy22 Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem as those listed above.  Also, I'm not getting any notification bubble down in the dock.  If anyone has a solution, please advise.



  • rotational Level 1 Level 1

    I have exactly the same issue - I installed Mavericks the day it came out and Messages notifications have been working right up until earlier today. No notification, no sound, no dock icon animation when using another app. I hadn't touched any setting related to it. I do get the new message sound when I'm in the app, though.

  • runnermac4818 Level 1 Level 1

    I am experiencing the very same problem as Dr. Blair.  I not only do not receive any Messages notification (Alerts nor Banners) in the top right hand corner of my screen, I don't receive E-mail notifications (Alerts or Banners) either.  I do believe there is a glitch.  ***APPLE ENGINEERS... PLEASE ADRESS.

  • runnermac4818 Level 1 Level 1

    Ah, Messages worked this morning [08:44 PDT]. Well, when it does work, the new feature in Alerts is cool.  ***Thanks Apple.

  • WordWeaver777 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, yesterday afternoon I ran Drive Genius from my external backup drive and used "Repair", followed by "Defrag". I also used Disk Utility to repair permissions on my internal Mavericks startup drive. Lo and behold, on-screen notifications appear to be working again in Messages. Whether or not this is a result of the things that I did, I am not certain.


    However, other issues still exist, such as emoticons sometimes appearing, and sometimes not, either on my end, or on the end of the person I am messaging with.


    It appears that I finally got my user picture/Avatar to stick by using the same image in Contacts, Messages and Users and Groups. I also enabled Bonjour in Messages.


    Mail app is suffering even worse things, but I won't get into that in this thread.


    Quite frankly, this is the worst OS update I have seen in a long time, and I am bewildered that Apple let this out the door in this state. I really like the new tabbed windows, but these other issues really dampen my enthusiasm for Mavericks.

  • SahDu Level 1 Level 1

    I am having this issue as well and it's absolutely infuriating. No notifications for any messages that come through the Messages app, either through the iMessages, GChat, or AIM accounts.

  • vmfromfl Level 1 Level 1

    Seems like Notification Centre is having this issue for more than messages - with me not all emails are showing and I did clean Mavericks instal.

  • runnermac4818 Level 1 Level 1

    vmfromfl, I was having problems with messages, I did receive a Messages notification on my Mac the other day but haven't since; this is an intermitent proplem with Messages.  I agree, I haven't received one e-mail notification since the update. 

  • urchin Level 1 Level 1

    Experiencing same problem - no iMessage notifications in Notification centre.

  • Mark_vw Level 1 Level 1

    I have the exact same problem. It started out all fine, but now magically I don't receive any notifications (badge, sound or in notification center) when a new message has arrived. Thou I haven't changed anything in settings, I did check the notifications center and everything is on so I am guessing it's a bug.


    To clarify, I do still receive mail notifications, it's only the Messages.APP which is blocking everything without a reason and it's frustrating because it's now completely pointless I have no idea when someone has send me a message only when I go check it manualy.

  • Lion82 Level 1 Level 1

    I am having the same problem, I am not getting a notification badge on the messages icon and notification centre is not displaying any notifications for new emails or messages,  I am also not getting any banners in the top corner for messages or emails or any sounds when new messages arrive. 


    In the messages preferences 'play sound effects' is checked and I have selected a notification sound. In notification preferences Mail and Messages are selected as well as banner and play sounds.

  • Lion82 Level 1 Level 1

    I deleted the ichat.plist file and now I am getting an app icon badge when i get a bew message but that's it

  • Musicholic Level 1 Level 1

    I had same problem, my got solved by deleting my e-mails accounts and the adding them again.

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