On 12/15/16 8:19 PM, David Empson wrote:
> Robert Peirce <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> No idea where it came from but this has happened before. I never get
>> messages. Is there something she has turned on that I don't?
> If the Mac is running OS X 10.10 or later (Yosemite), and the same
> person has an iPhone running iOS 8 or later, and both are signed into
> the same Apple ID for iMessage, it is likely that the iPhone is
> configured to forward text messages to the computer.
> On the iPhone: Settings > Messages > Text Message Forwarding
> Even if that option is turned off, if the Mac is signed in to iMessage
> (in the Messages app), then the Mac will receive any iMessage sent to
> your wife's Apple ID, and a notification will appear even if the
> Messages application is not running (unless you have disabled
> notifications for Messages).
>> The panel looked like something from Siri, but this was a message coming
>> in, not a request.
> Just a notification. Lots of things can generate them. Recent ones are
> visible in the Notification Center, which you can open with the "three
> lines" icon in the top right corner of the menu bar, or on a Mac with a
> multitouch trackpad by doing a right-to-left two finger swipe from the
> right edge of the trackpad.
> Notifications can be configured in System Preferences.
Thanks, David. I'll check all this out. I have an iPhone but my wife
doesn't so there is some setting inconsistency somewhere. With your
help I ought to be able to track everything down.