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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9/20/19
Having just installed the latest version of Safari the OneNote web clipper can no longer be used. If they had a similar function in the Notes app it wouldn’t be so bad but I use OneNote for saving stuff from the web (eg recipes) so basically I can’t do this ... (4 Comments)
9/20/19
I need to Merge following two tables in ‘Numbers’. Table 1 ID . Name . Gender 1| . A| . M 2| . B| . M 3| C| . F 4| . D|. F Table 2 ID . Class . Status 1| . Boxing| . Scheduled 1| . Dance|. Completed 2| . ... (1 Comment)
9/19/19
I have used Web of Trust on Safari for several years; to try to stay off questionable or dangerous websites. Now it seems that Apple and others discourage its use. Should I stop using it. —– Delmar Knudson ... (4 Comments)
9/19/19
I’m using Mojave 10.14.15. How can I delete more than 1 message at a time from Messages (12.0) app on my Mac? Thanks, again TheTrainRev —– TheTrainRev ... (5 Comments)
9/18/19
when i enter a name to send mail to, 2 or more addresses come up Usually only 1 is right and the others have been changed However If i pick one without checking it is usually wrong How do I delete it from the list —– Sharyn Lucas ... (1 Comment)
9/15/19
Hi Gary, Is there a way to remove some parts of an iMessage conversation, but retain other parts? I see only delete as an option or hide. Thanks —– Ken ... (2 Comments)
9/15/19
Hi, I have a early 2009 iMac with MacOS El Capitan version 10.11.6 which is the last OS it supports. I’m running Numbers version 3.6.2(2577) on it. But whenever I try to open a numbers file created on my MacBook / iPad which have later versions of Numbers, the iMac says ... (8 Comments)
9/13/19
I am transitioning from MS Word and Excel to Mac Pages and Numbers because soon the former will no longer be optimized. I have lots of .docx and .xlsx files. Do I need to re-create all new files, worksheets, templates, etc to .pages and .numbers? Or is there an easier way? ... (3 Comments)
9/12/19
A while back you reviewed the DuckDuckGo extension for Safari. With that extension no longer available, do you use another extension (e.g., Ghostery Lite) when using Safari? —– Michael ... (1 Comment)
9/12/19
Finder opens everytime in a small window. So I have to resize the window every time to make it bigger. If I click zoom, it only enlarge to a long narrow window. It still has the same width. Is there a way that finder can open everytime in a large window (not full screen) when ... (1 Comment)
9/12/19
I use my own Number sheets to check my NYSE stocks. I had a formula that worked until last night. This is it (aprox): IFERROR STOCKH $B$1 CLOSE $A2 It doesn’t show real-time quotes anymore. Does anyone know how to use STOCK “VTMGX” (I mean the formula) to get ... (1 Comment)
9/11/19
We use Family Sharing, and all our family members appear on the map when I open the Find iPhone app. Today, we added our foster daughter to our Family Sharing plan with an iPhone 7. She’s signed into iCloud, and is sharing her location using that device. Location services ... (1 Comment)
9/11/19
Hi Gary is it better to store pages, numbers and keynote files in the pages, numbers, keynote’s own app folders than to store them in different folders (your own) or the document folder? Or is it just a matter of preference? —– Petri ... (1 Comment)
9/11/19
Gary, I may have overlooked it🤔 I’ve read some of your suggestions about staying secure. VPN❓ Do you recommend them and do you use one & if so which one❓ —– D. Smith ... (1 Comment)
9/10/19
I’m looking at buying my a MacBook for my wife in the next year or so and was worried about the ever-controversial butterfly keyboard. I know Apple’s made some improvements to the keyboard, but wasn’t sure if I should just wait for a MacBook that has a new keyboard. So ... (1 Comment)
9/9/19
For some reason, since yesterday, every time I click on a .pdf file, Adobe Acrobat Reader DC opens the file(s.) In my system (iMac macOS High Sierra 10.13.6) I. used to have Preview as the default .pdf opener/reader. I must have screwed up somewhere! Do I need Adobe Acrobat ... (1 Comment)
9/9/19
When using the Finder’s “Use Stacks” feature (ugh.. apple naming… don’t they talk to the folks who did the “Display as Stack” in the Dock!?) in Mojave the resulting arrow groupings (folders?) are forced to the right side of the desktop. ... (2 Comments)
9/7/19
I find that the app changes the TAB-size, indent and line-spacing almost at will and I can find no settings where I can control any of these functions Moreover, the FORMAT menu has a STYLES function, at the bottom, which is always grayed out and inaccessible – under what ... (2 Comments)
9/7/19
Good morning Gary… I’ve got well over a hundred movies that I had collected over the years from DVD’s that I have purchased and from friends loaded onto an external hard drive. I ‘copied’ the list from my Finder window and ‘pasted’ it ... (3 Comments)
9/6/19
With Catalina OS around the corner, 32 bit Apps will not be supported. I checked the long list of my 32 bit Apps and will have no need for them. Is there a way to delete them all in one fell swoop as they would be just taking up space? —– Ron Mangan ... (2 Comments)