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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11/19/19
When my MacBook Pro (mid 2009 and at 10.11.6) was getting full, I started using an external drive for the Media Folder. Now I also have a new MacBook Pro (2018 and updated to Catalina). What do I do to access the external Media Folder? My music is there! No, I use no cloud ... (3 Comments)
11/19/19
I have around 14K photos on my old Dell XPS. I need to migrate them to my Photo Library. 1. How can I do that effectively? 2. All of these photos on the Dell are named and in specific folders, is there a way to keep that organization? At least the photo Name so I can easily ... (1 Comment)
11/18/19
I prefer to have messaging only on my iPhone Xr but not on my iPad or iMac. How do I stop messaging from showing up on the latter two? Thanks for your help! —– Gayle ... (1 Comment)
11/18/19
I receive texts from Verizon, but they always land in the “junk” tab of my phone, How can I move them to the accepted section (where all the others land)? —– Bruce Anschutz ... (2 Comments)
11/17/19
Since upgrading to Catalina I can no longer select an item or items, copy them, and then paste into an app like TextEdit or Pages. The select and copy function seem to work but the paste function does not work anywhere. It is hard to believe that Apple would delete this function ... (7 Comments)
11/16/19
Are the apps that you could select on a new desk top screen e.g. conversion to metric not avialable in Catalina? —– Ivan Jamieson ... (2 Comments)
11/15/19
Hello Gary, I used to have a short, two letter password for my MacBook Pro. Now, after doing an install of Catalina, I’m required to use at least 4 characters. Is there a simple way to change back to the 2 letters? Thank you, Chris —– Chris Caldwell ... (4 Comments)
11/15/19
Somehow I have “inherited” a U2 Album on iTunes. I have killed that accursed album several times, but like the mythical Phoenix, it keeps arising again and again. How can I get rid of it PERMANENTLY? —– Morey ... (1 Comment)
11/15/19
How do I make a selected playlist on my Music app (IOS) to be the default choice instead of the general Library when the app is started? I listen to music on my IOS through my car speakers (Bluetooth). Each time I select the IOS Bluetooth as my radio-listening choice, the Music ... (3 Comments)
11/14/19
I want to Install Catalina. I have Mojave at present. I have downloaded Catalina, but when asked which disk to Install MacOS Catalina I am told my HD is not formatted for APFS. Can you please tell me how to format my HD for APFS? —– Alan Watkinson ... (2 Comments)
11/14/19
27″ iMac 5K i5, Catalina is installed all software up to date. I currently have 7 Photos libraries. I would like to combine my system Photos library with 2 of my older libraries. To do so would create one library of about 216GB. 1) Is this too large a library to use as a ... (1 Comment)
11/13/19
I’ll be buying a 16” MBP and will migrate from a 15” model several years old. In previous migrations I’ve done the usual connecting the two computers and transferring lock, stock, and barrel. Should I do that again, or should I download fresh copies of my apps and ... (3 Comments)
11/13/19
I am moving some old photos I found that I took many years before I had my Mac and the photos App. I imported a photo as a test and it slapped today’s date on the photo. I want the date the photo was taken to be used to place it in the proper place in Photos. The photo ... (3 Comments)
11/12/19
Is it possible to have too many email accounts configured in Mail? I’m using a 2018 MacBook, running Catalina 10.15.1, although I suspect this problem came along when I copied my older (2015?) MacBook onto this new one this past summer. I generally leave my email open ... (1 Comment)
11/11/19
I know you prefer paperless, but can you offer any guidance for buying a small laser printer for home use? Your help is sincerely appreciated. —– Don Palmer ... (2 Comments)
11/11/19
Sometimes my browser window on Chrome on an imac with high sierra fills the entire screen and I have to use trial and error to escape that view so I can view other open windows. I tried pressing F10 or F11 keys to see if I could switch windows but that did.t work. Is there a ... (2 Comments)
11/9/19
I have an 4th generation airport time capsule extreme with 1tb of internal HDD, i want to share the file in the HDD not only in my home network but also over the internet. I try to do a port forwarding on the 548 UDP TCP but work only in my home network. I don’t understand ... (1 Comment)
11/8/19
In the past year I’ve purchased two Seagate 2 TB external hardrives and 1 Seagate 5 TB external hardrive. All have gone defunct. I’ve used them with Time Machine and as a place to backup most of the files/folders from my computer. I use a MacBook Pro with Mac OS ... (4 Comments)
11/8/19
On my new iMac OS mojave 10.14.6 using Safari 13.0.2 while on a web site the site will change to a site with a virus warning. The back arrow won’t work on it so I have to go and select a new web site to get away from it. What can I do about this. It doesn’t happen on ... (3 Comments)
11/7/19
I am not ready to upgrade to Catalina OS. How do I turn off the annoying apple catalina update notification on a mac? Please help me ou. —– Lali Raj ... (3 Comments)