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Sync google apps (gmail) contacts directory with Mac address book

We use Gmail (Google Apps for business) at my work. I have set up my Mac (OS X 10.7.5) address book to sync the local address book with my gmail account, however this only syncs "My Contacts" but all ...
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How to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion?

I want to use the photo of a contact in the Address Book/Contacts in another app. What is the easiest way to export the contact photo in Mountain Lion to an image file? Dragging it out to the desktop ...
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Smart mailbox for senders who are not members of a group

I want to set up a smart mailbox in Mail that contains messages from any sender who is not a member of a particular group in my address book. There's an option in the smart mailbox rules for "sender ...
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Contacts.app command line interface

Is there a CLI front-end to the Contacts.app (formerly Address Book.app) database? Example: mycontacts --email '*@google.com' # to get Googlers
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How can I leave Gmail for Mail?

I've decided I want to take the plunge and leave Gmail for Mail, using my iCloud account. Why? I've lost trust in Google (incl. their search bias, how they handle my privacy, and how they treat the ...
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How to export address book to mailchimp or CSV file?

I want to export specific address book groups to mailchimp from a clients Mac computer. The client have version OS X Lion (10.7) and the Mac she has is faulty and will be scrapped soon. Therefore it ...
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Address smart group based on mailbox? Or Tags?

I have manually created mailboxes in Mail and would like to create a rule that moves all future email from those senders who currently exist in one of those mailboxes to be sent to the same mailbox. ...
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How to remove AddressBook book-like interface or enable debug menu?

I wish to get rid of the Lion 10.7.5 AddressBook book-like interface a.k.a. leather appearance a.k.a. skeuomorphic design. Usually this kind of setting can be change from the debug menu. However $ ...
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Want to use multiple email addresses for one contact

I am updating my address book on my MacBook, and filling in all the information on the cards for each contact. My contacts have both work and home email accounts listed under their name. I'd like to ...
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What's the easiest way to get contact info from gmail into Mac's Address Book?

Do you know how mail.app makes it easy to add address info from an email sig into the Mac's Address Book? Well, I don't use mail.app, but I'd like to find a similar way to do that with gmail. ...
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Why is my “Synchronize with Google” option grayed out in Mountain Lion Contacts?

I have been syncing Mac OS contacts (Address Book) with Google for a long time. For some reason, though, that option is now grayed out in Contacts preferences. Why? How do I get it back?
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How can I create a separate address book to sync to a different mobile phone?

I maintain my husband's contacts database up to now on a PC using Outlook. I switched to Mac for my own use (Mountain Lion) and use Apple Contacts for my own Address book. I would like to create a ...
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Prevent Address Book (Contacts) to quit when closing the window

The Address Book quits when closing the window. Did anybody find a way to prevent this behavior?
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Can Address Book still store local groups or contacts with iCloud enabled?

I want to be able to keep a group of contacts on my Mac only, while keeping the rest of them synched to iCloud (as they currently do). A bit of background: I'm wanting to do this since I'm dabbling ...
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Script to create iPhone Contacts

Does anyone know of a way to create a Contact list with a defined amount of contacts? They can be dummy entries, but I just need to create an address book with > 2000 entries. An Automator script is ...
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AppleScript to compare contacts in two groups and remove duplicate from one group

I want to create an AppleScript for Apple's Address Book (Contacts) app that will look at two Groups, and if a contact is in one Group, it will remove it from the other Group. Specifically, I add ...
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Can OS X apps access my contacts even if I don't give them permission?

After I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I noticed that apps have started asking for permission to access my contacts. Very cool. When Skype initially asked for permission to access my contacts, I decided ...
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Can you make Contacts show the Twitter username (instead of the person's real name) when it autopopulates data from Twitter?

I had Contacts integrate data from my Twitter account. It worked, but when I look at someone's Twitter name in Contacts, it shows their real name, not their Twitter handle. Above you can see my ...
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Mail.app doesn't detect address in address book

I have a Company name in my Address Book with an e-mail address assigned to it. The name is Blast Corporation and I want to enter that into the "TO" field in Mail. Even though Address Book clearly ...
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Where are Address Book group definitions stored and how can I delete them all?

I know Address Book metadata is stored in Library/Application Support/AddressBook. I wonder, however, what's up with Address Book "Groups". They are peculiar items. For example, I quit LaunchBar ...
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Is there a dial from Addres Book and tel:/sip: protocol handler script/application available for 10.7?

We are currently using Mac OS X 10.6 and snomURLHandler to convert tel: uri's to a http GET request. This computer telephony integration let us click on a telephone number in Address Book.app and let ...
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How do I switch first/last name order in the iOS address book?

My contacts are arranged by last name first in my iPad and iPhone and I want to have them first name then last name. Where do I access the address book preferences?
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How do I revert iTunes contact sync?

I first upgraded my operating system (Windows Vista) and then iTunes. During the upgrade, I accidentally chose contact syncing should prefer my Windows' contacts over my iPhone's contacts. Now I've ...
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How can I remove the Job Title and Company from all Address Book contacts using AppleScript?

I would like to remove the Job Title and Company from every contact in my address book using AppleScript. Any ideas?
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iPod touch (iOS4) doesn't sync AddressBook after moving to iCloud

I moved from MobileMe to iCloud. So my iPod2gn blocked in iOS4 is not part of the sync anymore. Well, it's a technical and commercial shame, but well, ok, enough said. I wanted to be able to have my ...
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How to export groups from an iCloud Address Book account using Automator?

I’m using Mac OS X Lion with iCloud. My address book ‘lives’ on iCloud and I’ve gat a number of groups in the address book. Under Snow Leopard I used Automator to export addresses from a group using ...
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Safari autofill multiple e-mail adresses

My personal vCard has multiple email addresses. When I use the autofill feature from Safari I always get the wrong email address filled into the web form. How can I get Safari autofill to use the ...
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New address book entries on iPhone does not sync to iCloud

I have an iPhone (iOS 5.1). I added a new telephone number to a new address book entry yesterday and today I find that neither the iCloud Web interface nor my address book on my desktop (OS X 10.7.3) ...
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Sync multiple gmail contacts with Lion Address Book?

I understand that Address Book, even on Lion, doesn't support syncing multiple gmail contacts. Is there a third-party app that I can use for this purpose? I'm looking for an app that gives me a ...
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Address Book won't restore contacts from .abbu

My Address Book won't restore contacts from my address book archive (.abbu). I sync my address book with iCloud. A couple weeks ago, Address Book told me there were some inconsistancies in my ...
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Creating a new iPhone contact from an email in a specific address book

I have two e-mail accounts on my iPhone 4, one of which is my "work" Exchange account, and I therefore have two sets of address books ("From My Mac" and "Work"). From an e-mail, and also from the ...
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How to Add Gmail Contact via iPhone

I have my Gmail account configured via Exchange on my iPhone 4S. When I add a new contact, it only adds it to my phone. I have to add separately to Gmail and then merge duplicates, which seems like ...
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How can I move Contacts from Exchange to the From My Mac groups?

I have discovered that some personal contacts that I'd created (using the iPhone's built-in Contacts app) were created in the Exchange (business) group. How can I move them over to the "From My Mac" ...
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Address Book App adds the letter “n” to my notes

The Address Book app adds the letter "n" to notes of contacts in most of my contacts. In the Notes field I randomly see the letter added in front of names, numbers etc. I have off course tried to ...
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Can I use a different email/calendar/address book provider for Mac OS X and iOS?

I am afraid that the switch to iCloud will make life very complicated, particularly for Snow Leopard users like myself. I am also afraid that Apple will make life generally more complicated. So I am ...
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Is there a way to change the order of previous recipients in Apple mail?

John Doe is someone I email often. John Dee is someone I emailed recently and will probably email again, but not nearly as often. I don't want to remove John Dee from my previous recipients, but I ...
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What do the checkboxes that appear when editing the card for “Me” do?

When I edit my address card in OS X (10.7) Address Book, checkboxes appear next to all of the entries. What are these checkboxes for?
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What exactly does “Sync Google Contacts” checkbox in iTunes do?

I have my Address Book configured to sync with Google Contacts, and I sync my iOS devices with my Mac. There is also a "Sync Google Contacts" checkbox in iTunes, in the Info tab for the device. After ...
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How can I make a group of contacts that have phone numbers with the iPhone label?

I have been editing my contacts in Lion Address Book to use the iPhone label for phone numbers. I want to create a smart group that shows all contacts that use the iPhone label. I would use this ...
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Problems with contacts in Mail

I have a problem with Mail and I don't know how it happened. I somehow accidentally added several names for one email address. Now these names are displayed randomly. This problem is driving me crazy. ...
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Can I restore Address Book's pre-Lion layout?

I've found Address Book's 2-panel layout in Lion extremely obnoxious because I must change modes to change groups, never remember what group I'm viewing, etc. Is there any way to restore the old ...
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MacBook autofill name fields with someone else's name

I have a brand new MacBook Pro. When I first started the computer and set it up, it asked for my name, but the field was already autofilled with my brother's name. When I install software, when there ...
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Finding the Holy Grail of PIM. (Was: is there a good replacement for AddressBook Lion?)

The Address Book application in OS X Lion is sorely lacking in its ability to sync & combine contacts from different sources. Does anyone know of a good replacement? Update - My Holy Grail: I ...
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Mail.app won't recognize a contact's name from my Address Book

I use Mac OS X Mail and have all of my work contacts in Address Book. When I receive email from one contact, the "From" field just displays his email address (as opposed to his first and last name) ...
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Using an Address Book custom label on a printing label

I have a custom label in my Address Book cards (to indicate the name I'd like to appear on a label, e.g. The Smith Family). I'm on Lion (so that's Address Book version 6.1 on Mac OS X 10.7.2). ...
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Lion Addressbook broken?

When I launch Address Book and search for a contact, nothing visibly happens. Also if I double click on a contact name in the group list, I see the contact info in a popup, but if I single click, I ...
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How can I edit Address Book distribution lists?

In Snow Leopard there was a way to select which address to use for each contact in a group, for sending group emails or printing address lists. This was done by selecting the group in the groups ...
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creating script for ical events from properties of address book entries

I want to create a script that creates alarmed events in ical for birthdays of people that I have in my address book. Unfortunately, I am very bad working with applescript. Below is the outline of ...
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Why does OS X Mail fail to recognize that an e-mail address belongs to an existing contact?

In OS X Mail, when I enter the name of a person to whom I have sent a previous e-mail, I'm often presented with a suggested e-mail address, corresponding (roughly) to the most recent frequently ...
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How to import contacts from Samsung E1170?

I have a Samsung E1170 mobile phone and a USB datacable for it. How can I import/copy the contacts from the phone to my computer? Is there any application for Mac which can do that? If not, how can ...