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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1/3/24
Is there any built in functionality to Password/Passcode protect/lock the mail app specifically? If there is no such feature out of box from Mac operating system, is there any third party app that can be used to achieve this? The way I want it to function is, when I open the Mac ... (2 Comments)
1/2/24
Hi! It is necessary to compress a lot of video (with support for HEVC HLG), but keeping the original metadata including camera model and geolocation. I tried to use ShutterEncoder, where there is a function “Preserve metadata”, but as a result, only the date of ... (6 Comments)
1/2/24
I want to move a song from one album to a different album. I had a CD which I ripped to iTunes many computers ago, but in Music one of the tracks seems to have migrated to its own album with the same name. So I have two albums with the same name, but one album just has one song, ... (4 Comments)
12/28/23
Just purchased a M3 Imac with Sonoma. Trying to avoid purchasing MS excel for Mac that was on my previous IMac. How do you shut off auto save in numbers and/or pages as I do a lot of “what ifs” and may want to go back to my original document when I am done. Want to ... (3 Comments)
12/14/23
Hello :) I saw this question was asked back in 2012 and was hoping perhaps there might be an answer now. Is there a way to add a [static] timestamp in Numbers? Currently, I use the “Now” function to insert a date and time, but it constantly changes. Merely touching the cell ... (1 Comment)
12/11/23
How Can I Create My Own Zoom Percentages In Numbers Outside of the Defaults? For example 105%, 110% 115%, etc. To use a specific zoom % to get the spreadsheet to fill/fit the full screen without scrolling. —– John ... (2 Comments)
12/4/23
Most times in Numbers, for some reason, links don’t automatically appear blue, only black (when hyperlinking text in a cell). Is there a way to make these automatically blue as I’m typing, without having to format them each time? —– jen ... (1 Comment)
11/17/23
Gary, I may have accidentally sent a file to Trash while dragging another into the bin. Can’t locate even the “on purpose” file in that mess. Is there a way I can search for what was deleted today? —– Greg ... (2 Comments)
11/15/23
Im looking for a way to move all files in a top level folder and all of its subfolders into a new separate top level folder on the volume I specify. This is known as a “recursive” folder scan and there are numerous articles on the web about how to do recursive scans ... (3 Comments)
11/14/23
In Messages, can I stop sending “Read” receipts to a specific contact? I know that I can turn read receipts off or on for all contacts. I read an article online recently that showed in great detail how to turn off read receipts for a specific contact. The article was ... (6 Comments)
10/30/23
I am reviewing over 100 short essay’s that are in PDF format. I am using Preview to open and read the essay’s. Is there a way to have each essay come up in the same location and size on the screen as the previous one? Grabbing and going windows is kind of time ... (1 Comment)
10/13/23
I try to use ‘subscript’ in the axis-labels from a diagram. I’m using the diagrams from Numbers in a presentation document bij exporting them as pdf’s and importing them in indesign. I would like to use the subscript (if possible) directly in the axis ... (1 Comment)
10/11/23
I would like to create a keyboard shortcut (e.g. Control E) to open a specific folder (finder window). How can we use the Mac Shortcuts app to do this? I have watched several tutorials about the Mac Shortcuts App, but I still cannot see how to do this basic task with Shortcuts. ... (2 Comments)
10/9/23
Wanting to create a shortcut that will run from a backtap that will open the phone favourites. I can say “Siri open phone favourites” but can’t find a way to do in a shortcut. There is open phone but I can’t position to favourites in the shortcut. Doing ... (4 Comments)
10/5/23
Hi Gary. I will be spending some time in Canada later this month and I’m a little concerned about cellular data consumption. My cell provider gives me 5 GB. I know that Android has a “data saver“ switch. Will setting Low Data Mode under Cellular be enough to prevent ... (3 Comments)
9/29/23
Trying to find a good answer (an official from Apple would be nice too!) if leaving my MacBook Pro (m2) connected to power all the time will damage the battery. I use a KVM switch, which connects my MacBook Pro and Windows PC to my big screen, external keyboard, and mouse. For ... (7 Comments)
9/25/23
This applies to Mac Mail, iPhone and iPad When I attach images to an email, they are always embedded into the page. When they are read in Outlook they are embedded. This is a disaster. It means that every image in an email has to be saved individually to a folder. This handling ... (2 Comments)
9/25/23
Just a quick question about TimeMachine. I have a 12GB HD connected to MacBook for my backup. Also I have a 12GB external also connected which has files I would want backed up. How do I check to see if this external drive (or any other smaller 2GB drives) are also being backed up ... (1 Comment)
9/20/23
A have a large text that’s already written in the Pages app: it’s about 50,000 words. The writer has used straight quotes throughout; I want to change these to curly quotes throughout. But how? Is there a find-and-paste solution? I’m an editor and this problem ... (3 Comments)
9/1/23
The Trailers app on my Apple TV says trailers have been moved to the Apple TV+ app, but I’ve browsed around that app, and I can’t find them. How do I get to them? I want to be able to watch trailers after the Trailers app is taken away. —– Cameron ... (1 Comment)