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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 ...
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Is a partial restore from an Address Book .abbu file possible?

I have an old Address Book .abbu archive that has some contact data that I need to recover. I do not want to restore the entire address book archive, and I especially do not want to overwrite my ...
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How to restore the AddressBook database from backup

How do I transfer my address book files in the abcdp format to my new MacBook Pro with Mac OS X Lion? The files are from a 2008 MacBook running Mac OS X 10.6; the hard drive crashed, and the ...
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Can I sync Address Book to iCloud on Snow Leopard?

I've updated my iPhone to iOS 5, but my Mac(s) are still on OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. Syncing Contacts to iCloud is enabled in iPhone settings. Now, I was wondering is it possible to make Address Book ...
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How to prevent Mail.app to update address book on its own?

Now that the iCloud works (almost) flawlessly on both my MacBook Pro and iPhone I get annoyed by Mail.app on my Mac which seems to update contacts in my address book on its own, without my request or ...
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Mail autocomplete is different for search and compose

It annoys me that Mail “To” field autocomplete doesn't match that of the search bar. When I start typing name of a person I've had conversation with in the search bar, I can see their full name along ...
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Syncing Address Book with Android

Is there a way to sync Address Book with Android phones without using Google Sync (i.e., directly)?
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Associating Contacts to Companies within Address Book

I've started using iCloud to manage my contacts. One thing I really like is the ability to have custom defined fields, and have them voice activated from my iPhone. One problem however is this small ...
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Set my default address for auto-fill?

Since updating to 10.7.2, the email addresses in my address book card seem to have re-prioritized themselves. Now when I use Auto-Fill, the wrong address pops up, and I don't see any way to change it. ...
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Restore address book

I am running 10.7.2 and had my Address Book synced to the iCloud. I inadvertently deleted all of my contacts from my iPhone (synced with iCloud) and now my address book is empty. I've attempted to ...
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How to share entire address book?

Only after setting up my girlfriend's and my own Lion user account to sync with iCloud did I discover that the address book still doesn't lend itself to sharing in the way that calendar does :-( We ...