Calendar/Contacts and Facebook Birthdays

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by skippymac, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

    skippymac

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    #1
    Hi everyone,

    Loving the new facebook integration in 10.8.2, one thing I didn't count on however was having all my facebook friends' birthdays on my calendar! :/

    I really don't want this, it's clogged up most of my calendar with people's birthdays who in the nicest way possible I don't care about! I really only want family and a few close friends' birthdays coming up on there.

    Is there a way to make a contact group and have only their birthdays show up on my calendar app?

    Thanks,
    Matt
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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    #2
    You're not the only one having this issue. This seems like something easily remedied. I'll be following closely to see how to work around this.
     
  3. macrumors 6502a

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    #3
    Just don't use Facebook contact sync. Use iCloud or Google Sync for your contacts and organize them just how you want.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    #4
    I love it too but feel the same way about all of the birthdays in my calendar. I hope there is a workaround. I can't seem to find one.
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    #5

    There is a simple way to remove it. On Ical - in the top right, click 'Calendars'. Simply untick birthday subscriptions.


    One thing I have found useful on iOS6 is that it shows both Birthdays AND Events. Birthdays are annoying - but evens on the other hand, are useful. These show up on my Iphone Ical, but not on my Macbook Ical. Any solution?
     
  6. thread starter macrumors 6502a

    skippymac

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    #6
    The problem with this is I still want to see my family's birthdays, as I will undoubtedly forget them otherwise! I may have to turn off facebook syncing untill I can work something out, or just add my family and close friend's birthdays as separate events :(

    I haven't seen any options for showing events in calendar, but I'll have a look when I get home :)
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Trust me, I'm smacking my head against a wall about this. Quite a few forums here, apples support and other place about this. Is it that hard to make it so the integration only happens with our CURRENT icloud contacts... and to also offer a way to import the information rather than just the "layer" it provides right now. Like you take away the FB contacts integration and it takes all the info w/ it. I want it to import so it's shared across all my devices! I hate you FB, you make things so complicated in your terms with Apple I'm sure. Don't think your off the hook either Apple... get some balls.
    /rant
     

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