MacMost: Question and Answer Forum

The MacMost Question and Answer Forum is a place where you can ask how-to questions about your Mac, iPhone, iPad and other Apple products. MacMost specializes in tutorials, tips and techniques of the “how-to” variety, as opposed to “fix-it” questions that are more about something not working as expected.


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5/16/21
Hello, I am using filter and organize both at the same time. like i have a table and columns are :- ID – TITLE – PARTY – PAYMENT STATUS so i am organizing it by PAYMENT Status and then TITLE . . then i added a filter for PAYMENT STATUS to show only Pending, ... (3 Comments)
5/16/21
How do you add a page or remove a page? I am so irritated that a few of my projects have added an additional page, so that when I print, it’s a blank page. I need to know how to get rid of the additional page. I am creating patterns for quilting projects. I am doing it in ... (1 Comment)
5/16/21
I have 3 Application folders on my system with Big Sur? I do not understand that and cannot delete any of them. As far as I know there should be a main one in SYSTEM and that is there and contains all OS apps and all other apps that I have added. The one in the USER is a ... (4 Comments)
5/14/21
First of all sir, I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for your work. Hat’s off to you! Let me tell you what I’m trying to do: Send a file to a location from the context menu, eg. I right click a file on my desktop, choose an option from the dropdown ... (2 Comments)
5/14/21
I am trying to update my 2009 Mac Book pro. I cannot use Zoom, Submit work to my online learning pLatform Blackboard, add a newer printer… And it runs slow when loading web pages. The version I currently have is 10.6.8. How would I go about in getting these to work? It is ... (1 Comment)
5/14/21
Do I need a vpn? I’ve heard about them but wonder if I need one to run my computers and mobile devices and HomeKit just in my own home. —– Laurie ... (2 Comments)
5/13/21
I have iPhone 12. Prior to this I had a 6S Plus. I used to be able to rearrange all of my apps on my iPhone via iTunes on my Mac. However, I can’t seem to do that anymore. What am I missing here? I know I can back up my phone to my Mac via Finder and I can see all of my ... (1 Comment)
5/13/21
How do I move files/ documents from iCloud / iDrive back to the iMac’s hard drive? I’m trying to reduce the iCloud storage space for documents I don’t need when away from home. —– Jeff W ... (1 Comment)
5/11/21
On May 6, 2021, I selected several photos and moved them to the “hidden” album. Now I can’t find the hidden album folder when I go to the Albums section of my iPhone Photos app. I used to see “Other Albums” by scrolling to the the bottom of the ... (2 Comments)
5/10/21
I’m trying to convert HEIC to JPG as easily as possible, preferably something that would come up on the right-click context menu To share photos with people who don’t have the ability to view HEIC files Device: Mac Running Big Sur App: Something ... (3 Comments)
5/8/21
I am trying to upgrade my MacBook OS from macOS Mojave to macOS Big Sur. The music creation (GarageBand) occupies 1.17 GB, I have removed the application (GarageBand) still shows 1.17 GB occupied in storage. Appreciate it if you could let me know how to completely delete the ... (6 Comments)
5/7/21
How does one sort the bookmarks in Safari. A while ago I was told how to do it but for the life of me, I cannot find a way to do it today. IIRC it was obscure and how anyone figured it out is beyond me. I find it is easier to find bookmarks in an alpha sequence that go through 40 ... (1 Comment)
5/7/21
I am transferring an iMac running High Sierra to a new owner, a family member. I do not want to delete everything, as apart from emails and email accounts and some personal files I will delete I am happy to leave the apps and files remaining. I don’t want to have to present ... (1 Comment)
5/5/21
How does one use Seashore to edit within Photos? Trying to use Seashore to edit within Photos —– Stu Hoffman ... (1 Comment)
5/5/21
Gary can you please explain to me, or point me towards a video that will explain the difference between a “32 bit”, and a “64 bit”…”something”? What is a bit? what is 32 & 64. These two things keep popping up in my life and I figure ... (2 Comments)
5/3/21
I have used Shirt Pocket’s Super Duper for backups for many years, until last fall, when Apple “broke” it. The problems seems to be that Apple removed the ability to create a bootable disk. Since I’m about to get one of the new iMacs, I need an easy way to ... (14 Comments)
5/3/21
Hi, is there a way to convert video with a wmv extension to something Mac compatible? I recorded repairs to my house with a camcorder in 2008 before I owned a Mac. —– Joyce Ann ... (4 Comments)
5/3/21
When we are deleting user accounts … after the first steps are done they will ask us with 3options to select 1) Save the home folder in the disk image 2) Don’t change the home Folder 3)delete the home folder I don’t know what to choose probably must be the 3rd one .. “I ... (1 Comment)
5/2/21
I’ve been in contact with the Apple Support a lot of times and every time I get different answers about charging the battery the most effective way. I know that the battery age through a chemical process – but what can I do to take care of the battery the best way? My ... (6 Comments)
5/1/21
I just finished your Numbers course and it was great! Unfortunately, I don’t think what I’m looking for was included(probably wrong on that one). Also, i am still trying to understand the language and logic of the formulas, so that’s why I’m asking for a ... (2 Comments)