Cannot remove Unread Messages Badge

Number:rdar://11898176 Date Originated:17-Jul-2012
Status:Open Resolved:
Product:Mail Product Version:Version 6.0 (1485)
Classification:UI/Usability Reproducible:Always
Summary: In the preferences of, a user is required to show either an All Mailboxes count or Inbox only unread messages count on the Dock Icon.

Steps to Reproduce: Launch, open Preferences, select General pane, observe options under "Dock unread count"

Expected Results: An option entitled "None" that disables the unread count icon badge, as well as other options.

Actual Results: No ability to disable the unread count icon badge.

Regression: This option was present in previous versions of Mail and Mac OS X.

Notes: Running Mail on OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion (12A269).


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I actually asked this question on the Apple Stack Exchange, as it was driving me a bit batty. Turns out you can just flip off the badge count in Notification Center:

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