On this Mac

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by aicul, Feb 25, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    This is a features (also on iOS) that totally baffles me. the "on this mac" for calendars, addressbook, etc.

    The purpose of which totally - absolutely - escapes me from the moment an iCloud account is linked to the device (mac, phone, etc.).

    Can someone be so kind as to explain what this is useful for and/or how to totally disactivate the "on this mac" option (this is only possible for linked accounts).

    I am frankly quite tired of having to hunt down on devices the calendar, or address book, entries that were not replicated thru iCloud.

    A sincere thank-you for any answer
     
  2. macrumors G4

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    It means what it says. On this Mac holds data local to the computer. Other data are stored on servers somewhere.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I think we all understand that. What is absolutely not clear is

    1 - what is the use for that once you have an iCloud account connected to the iMac

    2 - why is "on this Mac" taken as the preferred account?


    But I remain baffled by point 1.
     

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