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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7/6/20
what Scheme should I use? GUID Partition Map, Master Boot Record or Apple Partition Map. I am trying your method to download Big Sur on a new 256 GB external HD using the items you recommended. Thank you. —– Doug Brandt ... (1 Comment)
7/5/20
Hey Gary, Im new to iMovie and trying to find an answer to a problem I have. I started a new project and I’m dragging clips from a flash drive directly into the timeline. So I’ve edited all these clips on this project and now I’m wanting to take a few of these ... (1 Comment)
7/5/20
I have loads of photos that I want to email to friends but I want to batch reduce the size so that I can easily email them. I can individually reduce the sizes with preview but this would take forever. Any help would be appreciated. Peter —– Peter ... (1 Comment)
7/4/20
I have an Apple Extreme router for my Mac Book Pro, iPhone 6 and 6 plus. I want to extend my wifi range so I can utilize my Apple devices on my deck. Since Apple does not make routers any longer I ask for your advice on a wireless router that I can use that is compatible with ... (1 Comment)
7/3/20
When my friend goes to open her web browser (I believe it’s Safari), a pop-up screen appears for ResultSearchManager. Based on a couple of Google searches, it seems like this might be some kind of malware. I know in general anti-malware software isn’t required on a ... (1 Comment)
7/3/20
I’ve created a folder in my Mail App on my Mac called “Orders”. I place all my confirmation emails (let’s say from Amazon) in that folder. I know that Amazon gives me a clickable link (order number) that will eventually show me what I ordered… but is ... (2 Comments)
7/3/20
I am trying to install a 3rd party app, but when I try to run it, I always get the message: The developer cannot be checked. When I search for a solution, I find the info about entering to the Security and Privacy panel, general tab, and to change the settings to allow software ... (1 Comment)
7/3/20
Hello, I recently purchased a 256 flash drive. I wanted it to work with Windows and Mac, so I put it in the iMac USB port. Computer displayed the drive as “Untitled” in Finder. I went to disc utility, selected the thumb drive, I put the new name in (clients), then ... (2 Comments)
7/2/20
Is there a general consensus regarding value of installing Malwarebytes on a MAC? Not needed or advisable? Running Catalina 10.15.5 on MacBook Pro —– Ross Warner ... (1 Comment)
7/2/20
What are encrypted files? —– James O’Brien ... (1 Comment)
7/2/20
We use Windows and MS Outlook at work. I use a MacBook at home and would like to be able to access the email msgs from work (and respond to them). Is there some FREE way I can do that without purchasing a program? —– Lisa Eckman ... (1 Comment)
7/1/20
We rarely print to paper anymore. Would like guidance to use Terminal to permanently change from physical printing to Save to PDF in all apps. Maybe in a PLIST somewhere? MacOS 10.15.4 —– Larry Jaeger ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
I’ve found a couple of open source apps for the Mac that support tweening as well as frame animation. They are free (good) and a little on the confusing side with so many options (bad). I’ve watched your video on iMovie animating of videos—resizing and moving to a ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
My early 2014 Mac Air (Catalina 10.15.5, and all earlier) insists that the text be sent on tapping the “return” key resulting in most deliveries going out prematurely as i try for a line break. The menu bar Edit column has the intended command hotkey of “Command ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
I start Numbers and select New Document. Next step is to select a Template. I created a template that has set the table font to 12pt. I enter Apple in cell B5. The text is in a 12pt font. I now select and drag the contents of cell B5 to cell B6. I then enter Oranges in B5. ... (1 Comment)
7/1/20
I start Numbers and select New Document. Next step is to select a Template. I created a template that has set the table font to 12pt. I enter Apple in cell B5. The text is in a 12pt font. I now select and drag the contents of cell B5 to cell B6. I then enter Oranges in B5. ... (2 Comments)
6/29/20
Pages takes so long to open a new page that I resort to using TextEdit instead. I have a 2015 iMac using Catalina OS 10.15.5. —– Joyce Axelrod ... (1 Comment)
6/29/20
Given emails are pretty small, does it make sense to archive (rather than delete) read emails by default? If so, are there any exceptions you can think of? Thanks! —– Michael ... (4 Comments)
6/28/20
Is it possible with keynote, mac and ipad, to keep on viewing a presentation while I do something else on my mac/ipad. For example. Sometimes I show the first slide – a welcome slide, while attendents are entering the room. I play music in the background from the same ... (3 Comments)
6/27/20
my 1 Tb TM (Time Machine) was almost full and I purchased new 2Tb external drive. I followed the steps, by apple [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202380], exactly to transfer the backup folder from the old TM to the new eternal drive and it lasted about 22 hours to complete. I ... (5 Comments)