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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2/9/19
I would like to upgrade to iOS 12 on my older iPhone 5S, but have read that in some cases, some problems are experienced. Any comments? —– Ken ... (2 Comments)
2/8/19
I have always used stationery, that was in Sierra, in order to send colorful emails to club members. After installing Mojave the stationery is no longer available. (It was from pre-built email templates) Is there any way to regain this functionality of Apple Mail and add ... (1 Comment)
2/7/19
Need to update MS products to work on Mojave, what do I need to do? —– Frank Grimaldi ... (1 Comment)
2/7/19
To ensure my old Word and Excel docs open and are editable in the all-64-bit environment later in 2019, should I convert them to Pages or Numbers now? —– Rod ... (1 Comment)
2/7/19
For professional reasons, I would like to be able to record into my Mac Pro a scene from a movie that has been recorded in my cable system’s DVR. So that I could then convert it to QuickTime and work with it within my computer’s software. I’ve tried a few things but ... (1 Comment)
2/7/19
I would be really grateful if you could please tell me the best and easiest way of making mailing labels and saving them. Many thanks for your help. —– Bobbie ... (2 Comments)
2/7/19
My paid version of Acrobat Pro (v 10.1.1) is being decommissioned and Acrobat DC requires a monthly subscription to get necessary services. What’s the best application, without a monthly fee (one time fee ok), for reading, editing, stamping and signing PDF ... (1 Comment)
2/6/19
I used your method of adding beat markers manually using your #992 video on YouTube. However, now that I’ve synced all my video footage to the beat, I want to remove the black background so that I can start adding in transitions between scenes. But imovie doesn’t ... (1 Comment)
2/6/19
Mac Pro with two screens. I like to fixate specific programs on screen. —– Loek ... (2 Comments)
2/5/19
To easily personalize emails I would like to mail merge some information. I currently have a selection of emails in Template but have to personalize them by hand – a tad tedious. Hope you can help maybe with a script? —– Marianne Guillois ... (3 Comments)
2/4/19
Gary, I am trying to use javascript in script editor to get the value of a range of cells from a Numbers spreadsheet. AppleScript does it with: tell application “Numbers” ... (3 Comments)
2/3/19
Every time I restart my MacBook Pro (2015, latest Mojave), along with my actual Macintosh HD icon another icon literally named “Mystery” shows on the Desktop. It shows it to be a 1 TB drive, as is my actual drive. It shows it to contain almost the same, but not quite, ... (3 Comments)
2/3/19
I know there are already lots of Q and A about icloud drive. Here’s another: I’m running El Capitan on my imac. I have a Documents folder in my home folder. Is there a difference if I “move” or “copy” that Documents folder to icloud drive? ... (2 Comments)
2/3/19
Previously one could press the space bar to open photos, now it does not. —– Don Kryzak ... (1 Comment)
1/31/19
I am trying to tutor on line by FaceTime or google go to meetings. With my iPad Pro and Apple Pencil I want what I write on my screen to be visible to student on the video conference as I am writing. How do I do this and Thank You —– Arnold Brown ... (2 Comments)
1/31/19
I want to paste an icon on to a folder – my shortcuts folder, to see it more readily. I have tried opening my “Bookmarks” folder with control-info and dragging an icon into the the upper left corner to replace the plain blue icon, but this doesn’t ... (3 Comments)
1/31/19
I used the iMovie app on my iPhone to make a video with pics I took and chose the music the app offered. Facebook won’t post as they said the music belonged to someone else (copyright etc). Why is the music offered in this iMovie app if it is illegal to use ... (3 Comments)
1/31/19
In the January 2019 edition of MacLife there were directions about cleaning up, but can’t find find a copy anywhere. It has to be simple because I’m over 90 years of age. —– Don Schimmels ... (1 Comment)
1/31/19
I have the Do Not Disturb feature set when I go to bed. However I have configured it to allow calls from people in my favorites to go through. Can this be done with Notifications? There are a few apps that alert me to things like water leaks or emergencies that I would like to ... (1 Comment)
1/26/19
I would like to delete some of the extensions that are installed. I just don’t know where to look for the extension folder. —– Richard D. ... (1 Comment)