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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6/29/22
I’m learning how to use a recently purchased MacBook Air M1 and have a question about photos. I am using albums to organize my photos. How can I identify the photos that are NOT associated with an album? I am importing photos from an old, no longer used, pc. They are in ... (5 Comments)
6/21/22
How can I open a photo in Preview without it opening in Photos? I want to do some editing that I can only do in Preview. —– Jim Cunningham ... (1 Comment)
6/21/22
You showed the new Apple Mail option coming in Ventura. I was wondering if I would have to have Mail running in background to use the Send Later function? At present I’m using Spark as my default email and have created templates that I schedule during the week which ... (1 Comment)
6/16/22
How to set the iphone to automatically default to speakerphone mode on incoming and outgoing calls. I am usually alone and outside when using the my iPhone 13 (iOS 15.5). I prefer to most always use the speaker on both outgoing and incoming calls. Is there a way to have all calls ... (2 Comments)
6/16/22
I am trying to understand the relationship between the iPhone and my Mac desktop when I have set my phone to ring on, and calls to be controlled from, the iMac. I like this feature because I can use the iMac as a VERY high quality speakerphone, which is very convenient, but I ... (1 Comment)
6/13/22
I would like to rename the files that have time stamp added on the end of the file name. Basically remove last 25 characters before the extension. Examples: IMG523314(2021-12-05-14-51-25_UTC).jpg > IMG523314.jpg Test run1(2021-08-05-11-32-18_UTC).txt > Test run1.txt 25 ... (17 Comments)
6/10/22
I have Mojave OS if I upgrade to newer OS will all my current apps be able to work? I have a legacy version of Adobe Lightroom, that I don’t want to lose. BY THE WAY, many thanks for the workaround. for Instagram. Very excited to continue viewing and using your Forum. ... (2 Comments)
6/10/22
How to change or add a Custom Repeat Interval, i.e., every 90 days in the Reminders and/or Calendar? For vital medications that can not be dispensed sooner than every 90 days. —– BJ ... (2 Comments)
6/9/22
I’m using iMovie 10.3.3 on a MBP running Monterey to edit an MP4 file that was provided to me. The resolution of the file is 1922×804. I created a new iMovie project and then imported the file. When I drag the content from the project media section to the timeline and ... (2 Comments)
6/9/22
Can anyone tell me why my screenshots on Mac Monterey suddenly changed to png instead of jpg and even if I convert them to jpg they don’t show any thumbnail picture now – only the Preview icon? Is there a way to make them appear as jpg again? I sometimes need to take ... (5 Comments)
6/4/22
I am looking for a way to compare the contents of two large folders (multi-terabyte), one of which was copied and pasted to a different external hard drive, to confirm that all the subfolders and files were copied correctly because the copy process was done in stages over time. ... (3 Comments)
6/3/22
Is it possible to print a full month calendar so I can write in appointments and leave it the counter for others to see it? We are currently dealing with a medical situation and need a place to keep track of all the appointments so others can see them. —– Andy ... (2 Comments)
6/3/22
How can I be sure that Live Photos, e. g. a loop photo in the Photos app, is still a loop (a micro video) when I share it in Messages or say Messenger. Do I need to focus on the right file format? A jpeg file cannot show moves, right? It is difficult to control the result once ... (2 Comments)
6/3/22
When I put a date in column A I would like Column C to automatically input a date 28 days later. Is this possible? Thanks. I am trying not to have to go into my calendar app and count 28 days later to input a date in column C when I put my date in column A. —– Trevor ... (5 Comments)
5/29/22
Hello Mr. Gary, I want to ask you a question. How to reset iphone permanently. On my iphone there are files that are “private” and I have moved them to the hard disk. I’ve known on Android, that even if the phone has been deleted and reset, there is still ... (2 Comments)
5/27/22
I missed the shortcut of my desktop folder from the finder. It could be easy to access the desktop through the finder as I showed in my screenshot. Pls follow the following link for illustration https://app.box.com/s/1ldkj6awabcjgs8papumcfvefymxy4dw Well, when I access the ... (1 Comment)
5/26/22
I have an older Mac desktop and an external hard drive that is formatted for PC with files on it. I want to keep those files but format it for Mac also. Any advice of how to do this is appreciated. My concern is that I do not want to lose the files that are already on the hard ... (1 Comment)
5/22/22
Is there a way to ‘move’ a file from my iMac to my external hard drive without it just ‘copying’ the file over? Sometimes I forget if I already copied the file to the external hard drive, so I end up with more duplicated files than ... (4 Comments)
5/21/22
I am wondering why the Chrome icon in the dock has a number in a white circle with a blue ring. Also my Calendar icon has a number in a red circle … which I know is Siri suggestion, but how do I find what the Siri suggestions are? I want to know what the numbers mean so ... (2 Comments)
5/21/22
How can I manage the my ringtones now that iTunes is gone. I have been experimenting and want to clean out some test ringtones. —– Tom ... (1 Comment)