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caspersoong
Jul 28, 2012, 10:35 AM
How deep will Facebook integration be? I know it will sync contacts, and possibly calendars, etc. But I wish it would have iMessage integration so that I can chat and see messages marked read from Facebook properly, instead of being locked down to iMessage. Thanks!



bushido
Jul 28, 2012, 10:41 AM
i already have it installed and so far ..

Contacts
they are separated from your standard contacts unfortunately and dont even try to "match" with your other contacts which leads to the mess of having many contacts to show up twice now

iCalendar
birthdays show up as well as events
same problem as the "Contacts" - birthdays show up twice because contacts dont "match"

NotificationCenter
not functional yet

Safari etc.
you can share pictures, links etc. to facebook

its basically the same as the twitter integration

ZacNicholson
Jul 28, 2012, 10:44 AM
these are the options i have for it

blackboxxx
Jul 28, 2012, 11:13 AM
I've noticed that even though Facebook integration is coming "this fall", there is a bundle at /System/Library/SocialServices/Facebook.socialplugin.

Perhaps all the code is already there and it can be enabled with some plist tweaking?

ZacNicholson
Jul 28, 2012, 11:22 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/?9p9h77ywcx1c60d

This link above is a small .dmg that once installed will enable mountain lions facebook integration, no waiting until fall! Set up will take under a minute. Just install this and once done open system preferences. Go to the "Mail, Contacts & Calendars" section to set up your facebook account. You will now be able to share and post to facebook much like with twitter.

ThatGreekMacGuy
Jul 28, 2012, 11:37 AM
Similar to Twitter!

mattwong2120
Jul 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
Thanks for the download link
how come i can't use Facebook in notification center yet?

bushido
Jul 28, 2012, 11:41 AM
Thanks for the download link
how come i can't use Facebook in notification center yet?

not enabled yet, its still a "preview" after all ;) apple is probably still working with fb on a great solution for everything

ZacNicholson
Jul 28, 2012, 11:42 AM
Thanks for the download link
how come i can't use Facebook in notification center yet?

the only thing you can do right now it post updated from NC.

Nepse
Jul 28, 2012, 11:46 AM
the only thing you can do right now it post updated from NC.

Can also post from Safari :D

kmpoboy2
Jul 28, 2012, 12:03 PM
i already have it installed and so far ..

Contacts
they are separated from your standard contacts unfortunately and dont even try to "match" with your other contacts which leads to the mess of having many contacts to show up twice now

iCalendar
birthdays show up as well as events
same problem as the "Contacts" - birthdays show up twice because contacts dont "match"



so it's better to leave the contact option off.

dbyway
Jul 28, 2012, 12:20 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?9p9h77ywcx1c60d

This link above is a small .dmg that once installed will enable mountain lions facebook integration, no waiting until fall! Set up will take under a minute. Just install this and once done open system preferences. Go to the "Mail, Contacts & Calendars" section to set up your facebook account. You will now be able to share and post to facebook much like with twitter.

Thank you very much for the link.

bushido
Jul 28, 2012, 12:47 PM
so it's better to leave the contact option off.

yea its not working for me the way i imagined it

see

http://i47.tinypic.com/15807fd.png
why would i need the contacts in the iCloud and AGAIN as facebook contacts, i thought it would match the facebook contacts with your iCloud contacts but instead u get the same contact twice

same issue on bdays. adds the same birthday reminder twice
http://i48.tinypic.com/11c5z80.png

Carl Sagan
Jul 29, 2012, 07:38 PM
That's **** if the contact sync doesn't merge with your contacts. What would be good is real choice, the ability to sync from FB only those contacts you already have and sync all. These should merge with your contacts not create more duplicates!

brand
Jul 29, 2012, 07:56 PM
That's **** if the contact sync doesn't merge with your contacts. What would be good is real choice, the ability to sync from FB only those contacts you already have and sync all. These should merge with your contacts not create more duplicates!

You have a choice. Use it the way Apple intended or not at all.

Carl Sagan
Jul 29, 2012, 08:01 PM
That's not much of a choice.

afurry13
Jul 29, 2012, 08:06 PM
That's not much of a choice.

You must be mistaking Apple for Google.

shaun3000
Jul 29, 2012, 09:32 PM
I ran into a strange problem after installing the beta plugin. I posted about it here (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1410961). (Found another post on Apple’s website, here (https://discussions.apple.com/message/19019703))

After installing the plugin, opening the Mail, Calendars, and Contacts preference pane gives this message in a pop-up window: You can’t open Mail, Contacts & Calendars preferences because it doesn’t work on an Intel-based Mac.

When I click OK and try, again, I get a different message that slides down from the top of the preferences window, and is the same message I get until I close Preferences: Could not load Mail, Contacts & Calendars preference pane.

I tried deleting the Facebook plugin from /System/Library/InternetAccounts/ but still get the same error. Tried also removing plugin from /System/Library/SocialServices but no dice.

Any ideas?

Edit: Solution from Apple Support discussion. (https://discussions.apple.com/message/19019703#19019703) (Bolded text my clarification)

Well after about 45 minutes with Apple Tech Support, I was able to (re)establish access to the "Mail, Contacts, & Calendars" screen in System Preferences.

Neither the tech specialist nor myself are quite sure how we accomplished it, and I will try to retrace our steps here for those of you *still* experiencing the problem.

FYI this is a "user" problem, not a system problem; that is to say, if you create a new user (in System Preferences) with admin status, you should be able to access this setting under that (new) user account. Thus, we established that there is something funky going on under the user settings.

That being said, see if this works for you:

1. Go to your Library folder (~/Library/) (Open Finder, then click "Go"; hold down 'option' key, and your Library should open)

2. In the Library folder, find your "preferences folder” (~/Library/Preferences/) and copy it to your desktop (click on a file, hit cmd-a, then copy, and paste to desktop)

3. Delete (move to trash) everything in your Library ---> "preferences” (~/Library/Preferences/) folder EXCEPT the following file:

com.apple.mail.plist.lockfile

4. Restart (After restarting your desktop image will be reset, as well as many other options you may have set)

5. Move everything back from the "preferences" folder on your desktop BACK to the Library ---> Preferences folder (remember: to access your Library folder, go to Finder, click on "Go" and hold down "option" key, and it will appear)

6. Restart

7. Open "System Preferences" and click on "Mail, Contacts, and Calendars" and you should be all set

You can now just delete the "preferences" folder from your desktop (only after being sure you've copied everything back to the Library ---> "preferences" folder; you can also empty the trash at this point, assuming all is working).

NOTE: I can't vouch for this working without any problem. If you're the least bit nervous or suspicious about this remedy, call Tech Support and I am sure they will walk you through this. I was on hold for about 1 minute, and although it was tedious to fix the problem, all was resolved in the end.

Note: This procedure will reset many of your preferences so you will have to spend some time resetting Finder preferences, etc. Kind of annoying but at least everything works

haruhiko
Jul 30, 2012, 06:44 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/?9p9h77ywcx1c60d

This link above is a small .dmg that once installed will enable mountain lions facebook integration, no waiting until fall! Set up will take under a minute. Just install this and once done open system preferences. Go to the "Mail, Contacts & Calendars" section to set up your facebook account. You will now be able to share and post to facebook much like with twitter.

Thank you very much!:D

cmChimera
Jul 30, 2012, 07:05 AM
these are the options i have for it

How'd you do that?

ZacNicholson
Jul 30, 2012, 07:50 AM
How'd you do that?

go to notification center in system pref. they do not work yet but it shows what will most likely be in the integration when it is finished

cmChimera
Jul 30, 2012, 08:12 AM
go to notification center in system pref. they do not work yet but it shows what will most likely be in the integration when it is finished

Facebook doesn't even show up in there for me. I can post statuses and use share sheets to facebook though.

hafr
Jul 30, 2012, 08:16 AM
yea its not working for me the way i imagined it

see

Image (http://i47.tinypic.com/15807fd.png)
why would i need the contacts in the iCloud and AGAIN as facebook contacts, i thought it would match the facebook contacts with your iCloud contacts but instead u get the same contact twice

same issue on bdays. adds the same birthday reminder twice
Image (http://i48.tinypic.com/11c5z80.png)

That's **** if the contact sync doesn't merge with your contacts. What would be good is real choice, the ability to sync from FB only those contacts you already have and sync all. These should merge with your contacts not create more duplicates!
Well, as long as the names are identical, the contacts merged for me. Dual birthdays though.

ZacNicholson
Jul 30, 2012, 08:29 AM
Facebook doesn't even show up in there for me. I can post statuses and use share sheets to facebook though.

that is weird i don't know why it's not showing up. :confused:

cmChimera
Jul 30, 2012, 08:42 AM
that is weird i don't know why it's not showing up. :confused:

Got it! I reinstalled and restarted. It's there now. Thanks for the assist.

Carl Sagan
Jul 30, 2012, 08:58 AM
You must be mistaking Apple for Google.

Lack of choice is ok while they get things right but this seems to be a decidedly inelegant solution and unlike Apple.

elpmas
Aug 2, 2012, 02:20 AM
so far so good for me.

TheoW593
Aug 4, 2012, 02:33 PM
That's **** if the contact sync doesn't merge with your contacts. What would be good is real choice, the ability to sync from FB only those contacts you already have and sync all. These should merge with your contacts not create more duplicates!

I downloaded a program a few years ago called AddressBookSync that does exactly what you want - it'll only replace/add information onto existing contacts if you prefer. It worked great for people who I had in my Contacts but didn't have a picture for.

hafr
Aug 4, 2012, 03:32 PM
I downloaded a program a few years ago called AddressBookSync that does exactly what you want - it'll only replace/add information onto existing contacts if you prefer. It worked great for people who I had in my Contacts but didn't have a picture for.

This is exactly what the Facebook application does natively. It compares your address book with the names on your friends list and adds information to those who exists in both lists.

Activating Contacts syncing in OS X adds information to all whose names are identical, but adds new contacts to those who doesn't. But merging is super simple in the Contacts app in OS X.

Carl Sagan
Aug 4, 2012, 05:40 PM
I downloaded a program a few years ago called AddressBookSync that does exactly what you want - it'll only replace/add information onto existing contacts if you prefer. It worked great for people who I had in my Contacts but didn't have a picture for.

Yeah that sounds like the ticket...!

hafr
Aug 4, 2012, 07:16 PM
Yeah that sounds like the ticket...!

Just use the Facebook iOS app for that...

vannhoem
Aug 5, 2012, 09:56 PM
these are the options i have for it

How you can do that??

mcmrk
Aug 24, 2012, 03:57 AM
seems like this "patch" is no longer working. when I try to sign in I get "the account couldn't be saved." error.
Looks like I'll have to wait for another month.

http://f.cl.ly/items/2K0e2Q0A3T3j293z3t10/da.png

thasan
Aug 24, 2012, 05:09 AM
i already have it installed and so far ..

Contacts
they are separated from your standard contacts unfortunately and dont even try to "match" with your other contacts which leads to the mess of having many contacts to show up twice now

iCalendar
birthdays show up as well as events
same problem as the "Contacts" - birthdays show up twice because contacts dont "match"

NotificationCenter
not functional yet

Safari etc.
you can share pictures, links etc. to facebook

its basically the same as the twitter integration

good for contacts, dont want to mess up my friends, relatives and colleagues all into one fine mess!

birthdays, no thanks too!

safari share, ok nice :D

to me, it will probably me more like a gimmick. but i might start using fb again if it comes with a neater mac app (in my dreams!)