Address Book Smart Group Problem in Lion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LxHunter, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. LxHunter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    I have upgraded to Lion Address Book 6.1
    I have a problem with a "Smart Group" not working.
    I have created a Smart Group I call "Non-Group" by selecting:
    Card = is not a member of = any group

    I use this Smart Group to determine if I have not classified a contact in the 8 groups I have created.
    This worked fine in Snow Leopard.

    Now in Lion Address Book 6.1 it is not working?
    I have tested adding contacts, but not adding them to a group.
    The ungrouped contacts do not show up in my "Non-Group" Smart List.

    Any ideas?
    Or is this a bug?
  2. Sammo111 macrumors newbie

    Nov 3, 2011
    I have exactly the same issue. I expect that it may be a bug to do with 'any group' definition. Would be great if someone has a fix.
  3. CasinoOwl macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2007
    Palm Springs, CA
    Me too

    I have the same problem. I hoped I would get used to the new Address Book, but I must say it is really bad in so many ways.
  4. LxHunter thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 14, 2010
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yep. The new Address Book sucks. I have purchased Addresses in the App Store to get the 3 pane view.
    And also use BusyCal to replace the awful Calendar.
    I am sorry I upgraded to Lion.
  5. tenders macrumors newbie

    Dec 28, 2011
    There is definitely a bug in the Lion Address book.

    Solution 1: A free iPhone app called PowerContact Lite won't create groups, but it easily and correctly identifies contacts without groups and places contacts within groups.

    Solution 2: On the Mac, redefine "isn't a member of any group" by "isn't a member of Group A" and "isn't a member of Group B" and "isn't a member of Group C" etc. all the way through all your groups. What's left, isn't a member of any group.
  6. h00ligan macrumors 68030

    Apr 10, 2003
    A hot desert
    I am simply shocked this isn't fixed yet.. this bug has been around for a LONG time.

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