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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8/7/20
HI, we own two iMacs which are networked in our house via Time Machine. I am the one with some smarts re the Mac environment, hence both computers are logged in under my administration name. My husband only works in MS word writing a manuscript, and we have found that when I cut ... (1 Comment)
8/7/20
I have a 2012 MacBook Pro Retina running Mojave. I’m looking for a suitable Monitor. I’m told I need a 2560×1600 with a mini Display Port, but this combination seems to be very unusual, and a Google search doesn’t pay attention to the 2560 x 1600 criterion. ... (3 Comments)
8/6/20
Hi Gary how do I save my notes from my iPhone to a jpeg or Word doc on my iMac? All I can do is copy and paste them each individually. Is some other way I can do this like select each file in notes or drag and drop? Thx your help as always. —– Tim ... (1 Comment)
8/6/20
I’m trying to make a cvs file for a CRM program, but all I have is a docx file to work with, will I have to download an app to make this work? Or is there a way to just use the apps that came with my iMac? —– Janice ... (3 Comments)
8/5/20
trying to wipe drive using disc utility when I restarted computer screen came up with a ? mark in centre mouse and keyboard don’t work —– sharyn ... (1 Comment)
8/5/20
I have a late-2014 Mac mini running Catalina OS. When I click on the Safari icon in the Dock the icon will bounce anywhere from 8-118 times before opening. Why does it sometimes take so long? —– Sparky ... (2 Comments)
8/2/20
It’s easy to change iCloud directory names, so that I won’t have 2 Documents folders, etc. on my Mac. The only problem is that they won’t stay changed. They revert automatically back to the original name almost immediately. I read somewhere that they could be ... (1 Comment)
7/31/20
Attempted to make a Zip file in terminal (Catalina 10.5.6 27in 4k iMac) with the zip -er command as explained in online instructions. Firstly I had difficulty in getting the path correct, placing the file on the desktop and using drag and drop worked, but not ideal. Then when ... (1 Comment)
7/30/20
Unknowingly, my spouse disabled Find My on her iPad. (She received an email telling “Find My has bee disable on…’s iPad” • How does one enable it? • Why having it (the device) enabled important (or is it?)? —– Fernando Gonçalves ... (1 Comment)
7/30/20
I have been using LastPass as well as the LastPass Authenticator for several years. I continually have issues after a period of time, and now, once again, it does not recognize my LP email (ID) as a verified account. I have not changed that in several years. Twice I have had to ... (1 Comment)
7/29/20
I have about 20 photos I’d like to make into a slides show. I’d like to rearrange them in a particular order. Is that do-able? —– Jack ... (4 Comments)
7/29/20
I find that the audio level of Map navigation commands is often far above the level of the song I’m listening to as I drive. Can I adjust the ratio? —– Jerry ... (4 Comments)
7/27/20
How do I back up my Mac to an external drive using time machine when I already have files on my external drive. I ask this because I am currently using a PC and manually backing up to my external hard drive. However, when I do make the switch to a Mac, I would like to still use ... (1 Comment)
7/27/20
You previously wrote that files and folders on the cloud Drive cannot be seen by Apple. Apple however writes that files and folders on iCloud drive are not subject to an end-to-end encryption. Yet I’m looking for an iCloud storage that provides end-to-end encryption (or a ... (3 Comments)
7/26/20
My iMac have system version 10.15.6 and Numbers version 10.1. I have daily data in Table 1, first column Date and second column Units. In Table 2, my first column is the beginning of a week date calculated from the Date Column in Table 1. I want to calculate the weekly unit ... (1 Comment)
7/26/20
Why use a third party password manager instead of Apple’s native password manager if I’m only using Apple devices (not cross platform)? What are the advantages and disadvantages? Is one more secure than the other? I’m using: 2017 iMac, iPad pro10.5, iPhone ... (2 Comments)
7/25/20
I want to put a chart on a separate Sheet from the one with the data table. How to do or if not possible, suggested work around. Thanks, Riley Willcox PS – I am taking your Numbers Tutorial. If described, send me to the relevant section. —– Riley ... (1 Comment)
7/25/20
Really good video about multiple desktops. Watched it twice, and learned a lot. Two Q’s: 1. the 4 checkboxes in MC preferences, having trouble understanding what the 2nd, and 4th checkboxes do. I’ve been playing with the 2nd box preference, with the same app on ... (1 Comment)
7/24/20
In Finder, under iCloud, there are three sub groups…iCloud Drive, Desktop and Documents. On my son’s Mac he has put all his document folders directly in “iCloud drive” as the root, rather than using Documents as the root. So my question is, would all his ... (2 Comments)
7/24/20
Have two identical Smart Mailboxes and I would like to combine them onto One Smart Mailbox with the same name and qualifications. Also, when they are combined I need to eliminate duplicates to insure I don’t loose any of the pertinent emails? —– Buzz Bennett ... (1 Comment)