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First Look: Facebook integration in OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.2

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Apple on Thursday provided developers with a beta release of OS X 10.8.2, offering a sneak peek into how one of the most talked-about inclusions, system-wide Facebook integration, will work when it launches in a software update later this year..

While Apple has traditionally limited system-wide content sharing to microblogging service Twitter, the company announced it would be adding options for Facebook in both iOS and OS X in the near future.

Currently, supported applications in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion have a "Share Sheet" button which allows users to distribute content via iMessage, Twitter and email. With OS X 10.8.2, Facebook has been added to the list of services available, making it easier to share web pages, photos and other digital media to the ubiquitous social network.

Setup

Facebook integration can be setup from any compatible app, as is the case with first-party Apple software like iPhoto as seen below. The quick and easy setup process should be available in participating third-party apps when the public version of 10.8.2 goes live as Share Sheets are a system-wide utility.

iPhoto Share Sheet
Facebook joins sharing options for Flickr, Twitter and iCloud's Photo Stream in iPhoto.


Users can also share images directly from the desktop by right-clicking an image file and selecting Facebook from the "share" menu. Non-image files and folders are not supported at this time, and it is unclear if Apple or Facebook will allow more robust sharing options in the future.

Image Sharing


Aside from photo sharing, a seeming necessity for the social network scene, web browsers like Apple's Safari are another place where Facebook sharing can come in handy. Instead of clipping a webpage or linking directly to a source manually, the integrated system allows users to quickly share interesting sites with the click of a button.

Identical in appearance to the Share Sheet button seen in Safari on OS X 10.8.1, the beta version simply adds a Facebook asset to the list of supported services.

Safari Share Sheet


Once a user clicks on the Facebook option from the drop-down menu, a pop-up notification window appears alerting them that the sharing option has not yet been configured on OS X. A few simple steps are needed to register, with the only information needed being a Facebook username and corresponding password. The sign-in process is identical to Apple's solution for other services like Twitter and Flickr.

Facebook Configuration


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Configuring Facebook integration

Users are directed to OS X's Mail, Contacts and Calendars setup pane where an informational page describes what programs Facebook can access. Also noted are a number of settings options regarding sharing settings and permissions warnings.

In the beta, OS X did not ask for an administrator password when agreeing to Facebook's access permissions, however this could change when the software sees public release.

Facebook Configuration Information


Facebook can access contacts stored locally on a Mac, which in turn can access those saved in iCloud depending on a user's sync settings. The option can be unchecked and is not required for operation.

Setup Page


Confirmation Page


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Sharing

The sharing UI is identical to the Twitter card seen in iOS 5 and OS X 10.8, complete with image thumbnail and space for text. Unlike the Twitter version, Facebook sharing allows users to specify who will see the shared post, a feature present in the network's web client and iOS app.

When posting photos, the Share Sheet allows users to place the image on their wall or in any of their photo galleries, including the automatically-generated "OS X Photos."

Sharing UI


Facebook sharing also allows users to tag posts with location data, though the system is slightly inaccurate on OS X due to reliance on IP addresses rather than GPS in iOS.

Location


After clicking "post," the resulting acton appeared immediately on Facebook's timeline.

Facebook Sharing
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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

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I hope the integration includes Facebook Pages! 

 

Our company created our company Facebook Page linked/started/attached from a personal account. That personal account is private and was only used to start our company page.

 

It would be great for each of our separate administrators to be able to post to our company page and not be blocked! :-)

Some Facebook apps still will only access the primary account...which for us and many many companies and people would be useless.

 

So Apple, please make sure that integration allows posting/sharing to Facebook Pages!


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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.


I agree and hope there's a simple way to ignore the Facebook integration.

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Ugh.  Facebook integration can go suck itself.  

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A Lot of people have not many friends, as I read some of these post's. To think your leaving Apple would start an Lemming jump for people to do the same is sad...and not going to happen.


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I have been using this for a few months now, and although the facebook integration is quite nice, the most annoying thing is the lack of ability to tag people. This is exactly the same problem on iOS 6. OSX and iOS 6 both download your facebook contacts locally, so why in hell can't you tag people into status updates or photos. Even something as simple as using the @joeblow technique would be something.

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What ? You want Apple to "reconsider" ? On what ground ? Because you are angry people use a website to do what they like ?

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You know apple insider itself allow to use Facebook credentials ? It's time you boycott that website too.
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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Social is *everywhere* and the industry at large wants a) more of it and b) tighter product integration with it. You can leave Apple, but everywhere else you turn, you'll be bumping up against either Facebook or Twitter or Google's social service du jour. 

 

Your complaints are noted, but your attitude is that of a hopeless tech luddite. Accept the inevitable, and learn to find something about it to enjoy. If not, your stubbornness will result in your marginalization. Eventually there will be no escape. It's ALL ABOUT consumption. Always was. But there are also new avenues of creation that are accessible to everyone. The average consumer has never in the history of modern tech been more empowered with great tools for self-expression. 

 

I have not encountered a single App that absolutely requires login via Facebook, unless it's specifically Facebook-centric. I don't know where you're coming up with this misinformation, which suggests that this FB login *requirement* is widespread and pervasive. Because it is not. But those who complain about the "dumbing down" of an OPERATING SYSTEM - which is NOT supposed to be complicated to begin with, have a tendency of spreading a mountain of LIES and FUD in order to further their ideas. Tools are *supposed* to be dead-easy to use, empowering, and accessible to ALL. OS X has never in its history been better than it is now. The purpose is to get to your apps, your documents, and then get down to work. DONE. And it's easy. And it's all synced across multiple devices. People have never had more access to all the tools they want and all their media then they do now. 

 

You just have no personal use for Facebook and look down on those who do, and therefore you don't like seeing its integration into what you think should be a "serious" operating system, whatever THAT means, LOL. 

 

I love all these complaints about "dumbed down" tools, when in reality, anything not created with simplicity in mind is just poorly engineered. 

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

Cool story, bro.

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS... I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access... I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

 

I disagree with most of what you write, however, I too ignore sites that require FB membership for access.  FB has lost half of its value since listing ($38.23 -> $19.05) and so hopefully will die before too long (although I'm not expecting it!)

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Originally Posted by Oflife View Post
A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS.

 

Not in the slightest. Facebook on the OS has not changed the other functionality of the OS whatsoever. Apple has not made UI or UX changes to accommodate the idiocy generally associated with social networking. They've just added buttons you can't get rid of if you don't use it, is all.


…create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow… …individuals… 

 

Ooh, I like that description, though. 


…Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way.

 

Nope. You can't say that just because they added social networking.


No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus.

 

The former has nothing to do with Apple and the latter isn't the point of the product. Neither are proof nor show any indication that what you said previously is the case.

 

…will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behavior does not stop.

 

You realize you don't have to do diddly with it at all in any capacity for any reason at any time, right? Same goes for Twitter. You just have to see them. This has nothing to do with Apple. This has nothing to do with anything. You're going to boycott a company because they're not doing something you're pretending they're doing.


I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

 

I'd rather have a rating system with more degrees of intelligence than 0 and 100, but that's a personal opinion. You can imagine how I feel about all websites that have removed their old systems in favor of this disgusting social networking-inspired crap, eh?


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How to ignore it......hmmmmmmm...........................I'VE GOT IT!!!!   Don't use it. Brilliant!

 

Except you see the buttons whether you use it or not. Could you think before rehashing this incorrect argument? I'm fine with sociopath networking in my OS as long as it doesn't bloat unnecessarily and I don't have to see or use it to use the OS. My only problem is that I have to see these idiotic buttons whether I use the services or not.

 

I don't see empty inboxes for qq.com, 123.com, Yahoo!, and Gmail in Mail… since I don't have accounts with them. I shouldn't see Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook buttons or options anywhere in either of my OS' unless I use those services.

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How to ignore it......hmmmmmmm...........................I'VE GOT IT!!!!   Don't use it. Brilliant!

Next on my bucket list is trying to convince Apple to strip all features out of Mac OSX that I don't personally use.

I don't think anyone wants these features to not be available for those who might want them. The issue is Apple has shown an increasing propensity to change things in such a way that the end user CAN'T ignore them. Being able to work the way you want to used to be Apple's hallmark, now you quite often can't turn off features that you don't want.

With FB integration, I definitely would want Apple to allow me to turn it off entirely. Knowing how they've been operating lately though, I'd actually expect them to make it both permanent and annoyingly obtrusive.
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I shouldn't see Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook buttons or options anywhere in either of my OS' unless I use those services.

Agreed. Not only do I not want to see the buttons for services I don't use but I want to see buttons for the ones I do use (I'm thinking Glassboard right now). It would be great if there was an API that any service could tap into to add a Share Button. Let it all be managed in a Preference Pane.

Also, make it available on iOS and OS X.
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I don't think anyone wants these features to not be available for those who might want them. The issue is Apple has shown an increasing propensity to change things in such a way that the end user CAN'T ignore them. Being able to work the way you want to used to be Apple's hallmark, now you quite often can't turn off features that you don't want.
With FB integration, I definitely would want Apple to allow me to turn it off entirely. Knowing how they've been operating lately though, I'd actually expect them to make it both permanent and annoyingly obtrusive.

 

Like Really?!!  I'm sure there are lots of drop down menus and buttons you don't use.  
 
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Like Really?!!  I'm sure there are lots of drop down menus and buttons you don't use.  

 

Completely different example.

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

 

I totally agree.

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Originally Posted by GadgetCanada View Post
However, Facebook is approaching a billion users (800+ million as of March).

 

In 2022, no kid will be able to tell you what Facebook was. In 2017 it'll probably be used as examples in business school of what not to do.

 

Prevalence doesn't imply success or even long-term desirability. You don't see bell-bottoms anywhere anymore, and I doubt that this thickness of necktie will be back in style for a good long while, if ever. lol.gif

 

 

For the record, I still like it, though. Dunno; it just has more appeal to me than the variable thickness ties.

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

Funny

 

I'd call it a streamlining of the superb OS into a modern integrated online world. FB and twitter are social entities creating a connected, friendly, outgoing and sometimes radical, revolutionary and world changing interaction between individuals interested in bringing down a dictatorship, reaching high school friends or creating networks of like minded intellectuals. People use these for musical, business, social or scientific creation inspiring new ways of communicating and sharing. Apple is expanding its interests beyond it's traditional base of high powered desktop computers to highly mobile computers for everyone... no keyboard or stylus required. I fully embrace all services that use FB or twitter logins.  I am careful however to understand the internet is free and open and never post anything online I wouldn't show my mother. I have been an apple fan for 25 years and only become more convinced as time goes on that apple has two primary driving interests 1) making the best user experience possible for as many people as possible  2) making lots of money by doing #1 better than anyone else.  I don't think most people know what you are "getting at here" and I think 60% will like, 35% won't care, 4% will hate and 1% will flame and rave like you.

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel.

I don't use Facebook myself, I quite dislike it, like Google, but I'd say your misguided if you think Facebook is making people dumb. It's just showing you what people are and can be like given the "right" environment.
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100% agree. As much as I would love to SW FB die off, it's probably too far along to writher away. The best we can hope for is that it eventually get purchased by someone and then it will die. Until then, yeah, it sucks.
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This must have taken all of two weeks to code.

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 I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

 

Actually 56% of internet users are still on your side:

 

http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/facebook.com

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Two quick replies to the original rant:

1. If you don't like social media, don't use them. We all ignore features of a massively complex modern OS.

2. Social media are media, likes books or movies or anything else. The content is made by people, and so a lot is inane and some is really good. This will sound obnoxious but needs to be said -- if you find social media mind-numingly stupid, it means you have stupid friends or make bad choices about whom to follow.

I am a college professor in my 40s and many of my colleagues, locally and around the world, use Facebook. We show pictures of our kids and dogs, true, but we also talk about the books we're writing and reading, about politics and art and history and science and religion. I learn a lot from a lot of smart people. I find Twitter even more intellectually rewarding because I can follow a great range of people and organizations.
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In 2022, no kid will be able to tell you what Facebook was. In 2017 it'll probably be used as examples in business school of what not to do.

Prevalence doesn't imply success or even long-term desirability. You don't see bell-bottoms anywhere anymore, and I doubt that this thickness of necktie will be back in style for a good long while, if ever. lol.gif



For the record, I still like it, though. Dunno; it just has more appeal to me than the variable thickness ties.

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Like Really?!!  I'm sure there are lots of drop down menus and buttons you don't use.  
 

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Completely different example.

So comparing pop up buttons to drop down menus is a "completely different example".

But comparing a website to fashion is acceptable?


I know you don't get out in the real world much after accomplishing your lifelong goal of global moderator- but skinny ties are in. And they have been for quite a long time now.

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The Facebook Wall, is a modern evolution of boards, comments and chatrooms.  Note the "like" "quote" and "reply" button on your own comment?  So to rant about FB on a article board comment section is pure irony.

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Sure, just don't add your Facebook account in Mail, Contacts & Calendars, as you wouldn't other accounts you don't use.

 

Been using it for a while like others (was in the DP and can be activated on release versions) but even tho I don't use Facebook much, I find syncing Contacts useful for updating photos, also Birthdays in Calendar.

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A tragic dumbing down of a once superb OS. FB is a toxic entity that has done more to create a generation of callous dystopian voyeuristic narcissistic shallow low IQ individuals than any other invention in recent history outside of American daytime TV or anything on Sky (UK) that isn't the sports, History or Discover channel. FB has few positive attributes and Apple who are supposed to develop engines of creation that inspire people to create have lost their way. No wonder the Mac Pro's have not been updated in years and the iPad doesn't have a proper high resolution stylus. I for one, whilst finding Apple hardware such as the MBA, Mac Mini and iPod Touch superb, will question my continued loyalty to the platform if they do not reconsider their current immature mind numbing consumption based path. I already boycott all services and publications that require an FB login to gain access and will have no hesitation to drop Apple in full after over 20 years of loyalty if this behaviour does not stop. I hope others comprehend what I am getting at here and will back me up. I estimate 5% will 'Like', the rest will 'Hate'.

FB is not dumbing down the OS in any way.
It's an option and people who like to be connected to FB "friends" will certainly like the implementation. People who are sceptical towards FB or who don't like FB will not sign in. It is as easy as that. I can't emagine that any body is bothered about an option to FB integration that can so easily be omitted. And no I am no FB enthusiast. I hve not the time to spend hours in commenting what I am about to do. But I can understand people who like this form of connectivity very well.
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It's not really a first look is it? This is the second beta of the Facebook integration. The first was available to developers prior to the release of ML.
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It's an option and people who like to be connected to FB "friends" will certainly like the implementation. People who are sceptical towards FB or who don't like FB will not sign in. It is as easy as that. 

Just by curiosity (I'm still under Snow Leopard). Is there a way to deactivate the FB button (or other social network buttons) in System Preferences? 

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Ummm... The very first picture in this story shows Facebook integration in iPhoto sharing. That has been there for quite a while. Even in Lion. That's not part of the new Facebook iteration. Everything else is the new part.

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How to ignore it......hmmmmmmm...........................I'VE GOT IT!!!!   Don't use it. Brilliant!

 

Next on my bucket list is trying to convince Apple to strip all features out of Mac OSX that I don't personally use.

Still, Apple offers no configuration of that integration. For people who does not want each time the do somethig see facebook logo - this whole integration thing sucks.

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Does anyone know if this supports multiple FB logins?  I have a personal account and a business account and would like to be able to toggle between the two easily. i.e. a dropdown list when I decide to post.

 

As an aside, I like the concept of "social", but I deeply dislike Facebook's approach.  Their web interface is a heinous mess with the aesthetic of a used car salesman riding a blind, unbathed mule along the Vegas strip.

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Just by curiosity (I'm still under Snow Leopard). Is there a way to deactivate the FB button (or other social network buttons) in System Preferences? 

These "buttons" or better options appear only if you want to make your content available. They are not just sitting there. So if I normally use my Mac I don't even see them. Once I push the publish button or select the equivalent menu, these options become visible.

So all the heated talk about how bad social network integration is, is completely BS. Unless you actively sign in in all these networks, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

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The Facebook integration doesn't work for me. It's all setup, but I never get notifications. Never tells me when people comment nor show new wall posts. Odd.
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I have to say I agree. Even logging in here to post this comment I am confronted with a Facebook button which I struggled to avoid. I don't want every single thing I do to automatically appear on my Facebook page until I figure out the arcane ways to keep everything from being shown there.

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These "buttons" or better options appear only if you want to make your content available. They are not just sitting there. So if I normally use my Mac I don't even see them. Once I push the publish button or select the equivalent menu, these options become visible.

So all the heated talk about how bad social network integration is, is completely BS. Unless you actively sign in in all these networks, there is absolutely nothing to worry about.

 

That's not true. The share option is always there whether you have an account or not. If you select the option, animated dialog pops up asking you to sign in or create an account.
 

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That's not true. The share option is always there whether you have an account or not. If you select the option, animated dialog pops up asking you to sign in or create an account.
 

It's exactly as I say! Only in my german regionalized OS it's called "bereitstellen"-button , what translates as "publish"-button. which is the  button you call the "share option".

So I hope to have settled this small misunderstanding without having introduced a lot more confusion???

;-)

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Except you see the buttons whether you use it or not. Could you think before rehashing this incorrect argument? I'm fine with sociopath networking in my OS as long as it doesn't bloat unnecessarily and I don't have to see or use it to use the OS. My only problem is that I have to see these idiotic buttons whether I use the services or not.

 

I don't see empty inboxes for qq.com, 123.com, Yahoo!, and Gmail in Mail… since I don't have accounts with them. I shouldn't see Twitter, Flickr, or Facebook buttons or options anywhere in either of my OS' unless I use those services.

 Yes!

 

I love MacBookAir also because there are no stickers on it (all windows laptops look just dirty because of those stickers).

Now, why would they put a Facebook sticker in OS X? 

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Originally Posted by Mario View Post

 

That's not true. The share option is always there whether you have an account or not. If you select the option, animated dialog pops up asking you to sign in or create an account.
 

 

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Originally Posted by Rabbit_Coach View Post

It's exactly as I say! Only in my german regionalized OS it's called "bereitstellen"-button , what translates as "publish"-button. which is the  button you call the "share option".

So I hope to have settled this small misunderstanding without having introduced a lot more confusion???

;-)

Dude, I don't care how you call this button.

It is always there. Even if you have ont signed in yet. That is why I (and other people) don't like it - the presence of useless buttons.

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