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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3/25/19
Would like to move a picture from email to make a new wallpaper picture. —– Ken ... (1 Comment)
3/25/19
I am able to change the name of my AirPods but once they disconnect the name reverts to the default name. No matter how many times I change the name it never remembers it and always reverts back. This is so frustrating. How do I achieve this simple settings ... (3 Comments)
3/25/19
I have many hours of old iMovies (made from 8mm and Digital tapes), iDVD, FCP and others apps. I just read this article: “Apple is killing QuickTime 7 in macOS 10.15: convert old media now” by Eclectic Light Company 3/23/2019, and it advises to “convert old ... (1 Comment)
3/25/19
I am trying to have siri set a reminder with it’s priority at the same time. It doesn’t seem to like my syntax and I can’t find it anywhere on the web. Is it possible? “Hey Siri, remind me to call the repair place as priority 3” or something like ... (2 Comments)
3/25/19
I’ve got an iBook Pro laptop running OS X (10.11.6) and iBooks version 1.5. When I import a book to iBooks, often it shows the Author as “Unknown”, or else gives wrong information (e.g.: author listed as “FirstName LastName” rather than ... (1 Comment)
3/24/19
OS Mojave 10.14.3 MacBook Pro (late 2013) Pro Retina To ensure that updates, which are automatically notified, are not automatically downloaded but allow me to decide when. If decided not updates advised are not appropriate, say iMovie not used or intended, how can they be ... (4 Comments)
3/23/19
I recently made some recordings for my students using the Screen Recording function on my iPad Pro. After uploading the videos to YouTube, there is no audio. The short files have audio when played on both my Mac and iPad. —– Jeanne Dyer ... (2 Comments)
3/21/19
In Preview (Mac OS), under File, there were options for, among other things, “save,” and “save all.” If you had, for instance, resized 20-photos, you could just save them all at once. Eventually that fell by the wayside and each has to be saved ... (5 Comments)
3/21/19
I am trying to open a photo sent to me with the extension .heic and I cannot find any app that will open it. I have Mac El Capitan 10.11.6. —– Bill in Tempe ... (1 Comment)
3/21/19
Adobe Photoshop Elements has been warning me about the upcoming “64 bit” operating systems, and I don’t want to pay “rent” for their P’shop services. I’ve found (with your help) good substitutes for editing photos, etc., but have not ... (4 Comments)
3/19/19
I have always been able to go into Word, File, Share, Email as an attachment until I updated to Mojave. Now an email does not open and I have to do things in reverse. Open a new message drag and drop Word doc. However, if I go to Print I can send in email. (Just discovered ... (3 Comments)
3/18/19
I have an iPhone and two iPads. I can receive and send messages on one of my iPads, but I get a “message failed to send” message on the other. I would like all 3 to be synced to send and receive messages. Are there settings I need to check? Are there other steps I need to ... (1 Comment)
3/18/19
I cannot find any print command in the reminders app. What am I missing ? —– Jean-Marc ... (1 Comment)
3/18/19
How do I arrange a random group of names into alphabetical order? —– M. F.etcher ... (3 Comments)
3/17/19
I am helping a neighbor who has an iPad he got from a friend who owed him money. The friend is in a Nursing facility in California and we are in Florida. The owner does not remember much and definitely not the password. How can I reset this new (older model) iPad so its is ... (1 Comment)
3/17/19
I have an MBA I’d like to deauthorize from my Apple account. I know I can deauthorize all, but I’d prefer to just do it from the MBA. Trouble is, the MBA has a damaged screen and I can’t use trackpad blind. How do I connect to my iMac to enable me to see the MBA ... (8 Comments)
3/16/19
Using Preview, when I insert text it always inserts it in the middle of the document (pdf, Word, .txt, etc). I then need to move it to wherever I want. Can I change this to insert the text where I click? And, can I change the text to be Left Aligned instead of Center ... (1 Comment)
3/16/19
I want to make an alphabetized address book in Pages, but don’t know if it will do that? I don’t even know how to begin it. There is no template that I can see in the Pages “New” settings? Any suggestions for me, please? —– Jude Hibler ... (1 Comment)
3/14/19
Thank you for your list of devices and apps used in making your great tutorials. How do you screen capture them? Do you use the QuickTime screen recording? If you want to use a video clip in a tutorial do you have to use Soundflower to capture system audio? I havenʻt had ... (1 Comment)
3/14/19
I am trying to get more than one mail address to go to one smart mailbox. i can get one address but when i add another address all email disappears. when i delete one then the emails reappear. I am using “from” “contains” then the “email ... (2 Comments)