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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7/19/19
Based on this previous response: The auxiliary audio jack on your Mac isn’t the same type of thing as the one that comes out of mono cassette players. They are related, and the Mac one is made to work with one of those old cables in an audio-out capacity by default. But as an ... (3 Comments)
7/19/19
I have a table that has three columns. The first column is a Date (in short date format, the second column is a contact type. There are 7 different contact types (Home visit, Hospital visit, phone call, etc) I want to enter a record that records each contact I have. That record ... (1 Comment)
7/18/19
I have been trying to import a lot of video camera files in to FCPX, and I keep having to shut it down because of Not enough App memory warnings. How do I take care of this situation? Mac Os Mojave, version 10.14.5 Model Name: ... (2 Comments)
7/18/19
2010 Mac Pro / High Sierra. I would like to open at look at two different pages in numbers . How can this be done ? —– Wayne ... (3 Comments)
7/18/19
I’d like to use numbers to determine the ages of the children in our daycare, so I can see at a glance if we are complying with the maximum allowed for each age bracket. It would also be nice to know when a child will be growing into the next bracket, therefore creating an ... (2 Comments)
7/17/19
I have used the open source, free KompoZer application for designing and maintaining a website for our condo community. It appears that a 64-bit version will NOT be available (for use with Catalina). KompoZer is a basic WYSIWYG application. Does anyone have a recommendation for ... (3 Comments)
7/16/19
how do I install new music on my ipod nano,, since apple no longer supports itunes —– richard lowry ... (1 Comment)
7/16/19
I have a couple of Fujitsu scan snap scanners that work wonderfully well, but Fujitsu is not updating the drivers to 64 bit. I noticed in your video re: 32-bit v 64-bit you showed that you use these scanners as well. Must I upgrade to new equipment if I want to go to ... (3 Comments)
7/16/19
I am on a website (fishing forum). One of the options is you can upload a picture. I see no way to do that on my Mac. I click “Choose File” on the website, then what? Thanks in advance. —– Gene ... (1 Comment)
7/14/19
I am going to buy a new computer. How do I determine how much memory and storage to get? Also how much clock speed (cores) should I get? —– Bob ... (3 Comments)
7/14/19
I Am Leaving the US For several months and will not have access to the internet. Right now all my documents are stored in iCloud. What is the best way to get them back on my Mac? Thank you. —– Doug Brandt ... (3 Comments)
7/12/19
I saw your recent video about battery health. I have an early 2015 MacBook Pro and it stays on my desk 99% of the time. In the video you said it was ok to leave MacBooks plugged into to power all the time to save on the battery cycle counts. I have a power strip with decent ... (1 Comment)
7/12/19
Trying to clean up my inbox and can only select old messages one at a time. —– Bob L ... (4 Comments)
7/12/19
As the years have passed I’ve always used MS Office to primarily keep in with the majority, and for document compatibility. I really don’t use it much, if at all now; I’m a Pages, Numbers & Keynote user. Of course I understand their cross compatibility, ... (2 Comments)
7/11/19
I have three Mac computers. An iMac (1TB disk), a MacBookPro (512GB disk) and a MacBookAir (256GB disk). The main computer I use is the iMac. All three are running the latest version of Mojave. I want to relocate my home directory to an external disk because I do not have enough ... (1 Comment)
7/11/19
Mail on my Mac mini is growing way too fast and I’m running out of SSD space. How can I slim it down and recover some SSD? In earlier version of OS X rebuilding indexes etc seemed to help but I think that’s been consigned to history, I also recall using an app to ... (16 Comments)
7/11/19
I have a Pages file that I have been working on for 5 months, and now it will not open because the error message “the required index.xml file is missing”. How can I fix this problem? I have an Mac El Capitan 10.11.6 early 2008 model with a Pages ’09 version ... (1 Comment)
7/11/19
I have a spread sheet in Numbers containing a list of several hundred names, addresses etc. When I add several names etc. to the list, I Select the Column of names and go to Sort ascending. I keep the list in iCloud. The next time I open the list, it is not sorted, it shows the ... (1 Comment)
7/10/19
One of the Conditional Formatting options in Excel is Colour Scales. Explanation: by default, for 3-Color scales, Excel calculates the 50th percentile (also known as median, middle value or midpoint). The cell that holds the minimum value is colored red. The cell that holds the ... (1 Comment)
7/9/19
Using my iPads, one with iOS 12 and the other at iOS 10, from the Safari web browser, I can login to iCloud.com and use the full functionality of web-enabled iCloud.com. However, from my iPhone 8 plus, with latest version of iOS 12, when I Request Desktop Site, it redirects me ... (5 Comments)