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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3/5/21
I would like to ‘password protect’ a TextEdit document on my Mac. I have a TextEdit document that contains sensative personnel information. I want to ‘password protect’ it on my Mac, so that only I can open it. —– Vince Smith ... (1 Comment)
3/4/21
How do I move a file to a different position within a folder? I keep a Turbo tax and a PDF copy of each years taxes in my Turbo tax Folder and in one instance they are seperated by several other files —– Frank McCarthy ... (2 Comments)
3/4/21
* What is the keyboard shortcut for 1/2? * What is the keyboard shortcut for 3/4? * What is the keyboard shortcut for the symbol ‘divide’? * What is the keyboard shortcut for the symbol ‘degrees.’ as in degrees Fahrenheit? —– Florina ... (1 Comment)
3/3/21
I had asked you some questions earlier about using Mac passwords off a a video you had recently done. You suggested that I review your security class on Udemy. Well I did as you suggested and would absolutely believe that it is the first course that any new Mac owner must ... (1 Comment)
3/3/21
Hi…I am copying files to an external drive. I pressed something on the keyboard and the progress bar window has disappeared. now I can’t tell the progress —– Judy ... (1 Comment)
3/3/21
I’m trying to type a quotation mark, “, but it keeps coming up as a small ... (2 Comments)
2/27/21
If possible, how to, enable similar to: Reader function in Mac Safari, in Mac Mail? To obtain the Mac Reader function, less strain of my eyes —– Beff ... (2 Comments)
2/25/21
On a recent Mac Power Users podcast, they said when using iCloud to store your files, you should right click on a folder and select “Download All” to ensure that the files in folder are all downloaded to the Mac as well as also being in iCloud. But when I right click ... (1 Comment)
2/25/21
What is an easy way of entering fractions? I’ve searched every resource and haven’t found an answer… Thanks in advance! 😊 —– Ron ... (1 Comment)
2/23/21
Greetings, I’m a newbie to the macOS as a long-time user of Windows. I have been watching your youtube videos, during the time when my device was still shipping to at least prep myself for the new OS that I’ll be using, and I can’t quite recall if it was from ... (1 Comment)
2/21/21
I have four devices (1 iphone, 2 ipads, 1 iMac) all of them using one mobile phone number, the one of the iphone. If my son wants to establish a facetime session he may want to be connected to one of my devices and not to all others. Is there a way to do this? (Maybe something ... (2 Comments)
2/19/21
I am a new MacBook Air (Intel) owner and this function I’m trying to fix is my machine automatically re-opening all previously opened apps & services from last session, when I’d rather start from all closed & open manually. I recall this was a prompt ... (6 Comments)
2/19/21
I have a 2020 M1 MacBook Pro and I’m using an external keyboard with a numberpad (Keychron K1). I’m trying to take a snip screenshot with shift+command+4 but the shortcut only works with the “4” key located above the letter keys and not the numberpad ... (1 Comment)
2/19/21
I haven’t had to move Favorites around in Safari in a long time. I forget how to create favorites folders and move bookmarks around in them. Can you send some guidance. Ken Manage bookmarks ( have accumulated to many and would like to reorganize favorites and ... (4 Comments)
2/18/21
Have a keyboard shortcut for subscript and superscript which will work in any text-based app, including Microsoft Word, Open Office etc. Mainly to write chemical symbols – carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, isotopes of elements, some maths and statistics ... (1 Comment)
2/18/21
How do I get the Apple Pay verification prompt to choose a different iOS / iPad device. I have 4 iOS/iPadOS devices. I usually only have one with me all the time, my iPhone 12 Pro. I try to use Apple Pay whenever I can. In Safari, on the Mac, when I make a purchase with Apple ... (1 Comment)
2/18/21
I created a template and saved it in Numbers in the My Template folder. I subsequently decided to abbreviate the column headings which are the months of the year, but when, for example, I select the heading ‘January’ and change it to ‘Jan’ it reverts to ‘January’ when ... (2 Comments)
2/17/21
Create a keyboard shortcut for exporting vCards? I have tried about 30+ different combos suggested on apple tech support page with no success. I will be exporting a lot of vCards for backup and sharing with another computer. —– Robert ... (2 Comments)
2/14/21
I am trying to edit a Pdf file on my Mac. Wanted to know what was the best program to use to edit documents, for erasing and putting in different numbers? —– Adriano ... (7 Comments)
2/11/21
Hello. Would be remise if I didn’t first mention how much I’ve benefited from you posts. Thank you. My situation deals with iCloud vs. Documents for where to place my Word and Excel docs. I purchased an iPad to use for work in tandem with my Mac. When I needed remote ... (2 Comments)