[colug-432] (no subject)

Travis Hines mthines at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 17:17:03 EST 2011

Settings -> accounts. Select your google account and unselect the contacts
for sharing.  I actually like this feature as your contacts are portable to
new devices...
On Dec 29, 2011 3:49 PM, "Rick Troth" <rmt at casita.net> wrote:

> I have a non-Linux (and non-Unix) question that I thought I should
> throw here first.  Well ... it's about my Android phone, so maybe it
> *is* Linux sort of.
> Most of this critter works really well.  One thing I do *not* like is
> that it links contacts.  This linking is probably a feature in
> someone's mind.  I don't object to the feature, but have not found how
> to turn it off.  Going through all contacts and manually unlinking is
> impractical.  Anyone got any ideas?
> It synchs with Google Contacts, which has very good elimination of
> duplicates.  The linking of contacts seems to be a reinvention of that
> wheel.  (But with less control.)  To be specific, if I have a contact
> entry for Bob Smith and another for Sarah and Bob Smith, the "merge"
> function Google itself will let me say if I want the two merged or
> not.  But the stoopid phone will "link" them without asking.
> I like the thing, but there are too few knobs to turn, so I'm looking
> for better controls.  Recently I was searching Marketplace for a
> permissions controller.  Some of these apps get way too much access
> and I don't see where to turn some off.  Blackberry was better on that
> point.
> If anyone has suggestions, I am open.  The phone has still not been
> rooted.  That is overdue.  (And maybe would help with permissions?  At
> least put me more in control, I suppose.)
> -- R;   <><
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