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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5/23/21
Somehow I have an icon of a hard drive named Macintosh HD on my desktop…… I do not know how it got there but can I delete it? —– Ron P ... (2 Comments)
5/22/21
Sir, Please help. I am writing my Ph.D Thesis. I am having problem with Table of Contents. All headings are not showing up in TOC Sidebar. Though, when I insert Table of Content on a page as Text, all heading are appearing correctly. But I need correct Sidebar for moving here and ... (3 Comments)
5/22/21
How good or bad is it if I keep the personal hotspot of my  iPhone 12 Pro Max “on” all the time or at least for long durations of time say more than 2 hours continuously. I assume it will drain out the battery faster and make the iPhone hot etc. How will that affect ... (3 Comments)
5/21/21
Hi I do a lot of repetitive tasks on a daily basis such as uploading using the Finder…. I keep on uploading from the same directory (Downloads) Can I expect to return to the last directory opened when I open the Finder? If so, why does it sometimes default to ... (2 Comments)
5/21/21
Is there a formula to calculate dates? For example, if you enter a start date, can you then calculate out what date it is 3 days after the start date, 10 days, 20 days? Setting up a tracking system for honeybee queen rearing. Different actions need to be taken on different days ... (1 Comment)
5/21/21
Question: If you delete a photo out of your Library (also in iCloud), and the photo is stored in an album, with the photo be deleted from the album also? —– Ken ... (5 Comments)
5/21/21
I have a spreadsheet where I use the formula IF(BA21,”x”,”£0.00″). Basically, if the checkbox in BA21 is ticked, I get an x in the cell, otherwise I want to get a currency value of £0.00. I want to be able to replace that currency manually with e.g. ... (2 Comments)
5/20/21
I accidentally deleted some of the folders that were under the iCloud listing at the top of my sidebar. How do I get them back? I have tried the steps listed on the web for customizing the sidebar, but the folder will not drag and drop into the sidebar. What am I doing wrong? I ... (1 Comment)
5/19/21
I’m a new Automator user. Using Automator and a javascript action, I’m attempting to convert the selected text to a Title case in desktop WhatsApp application where the contextual menu with Transformations – capitalize doesn’t show. However, it always ... (2 Comments)
5/19/21
For someone who mainly uses their computer for creating documents, FaceTime/Zoom, and surfing the web (granted with far too many tabs), do you think it makes sense to purchase the new MacBook Air with 16 GB memory or is that overkill? What do you think? I’m trading in my ... (2 Comments)
5/18/21
I have a photo of my COVID Vaccination Record card in Photos. I’m looking for a way to create an icon on the home screen that, when tapped, will bring up that photo immediately. I know I can set the photo as a favorite but that still involves several taps to open Photos, ... (2 Comments)
5/17/21
How many pages of a combination of text, scans, and photos, will a PDF document hold that I can successfully send through email? I am required to email the file/document that contains these different types of pages. I have up to 50 pages. —– Gail ... (2 Comments)
5/17/21
I am a senior. I have this ongoing issue of my left hand hitting the caps lock key. In OS 9 days there was an “app” that disabled the key. Can one disable the caps lock key across all applications?. I try not to look at the screen when I am typing so I can end up ... (3 Comments)
5/16/21
Hello, I am using filter and organize both at the same time. like i have a table and columns are :- ID – TITLE – PARTY – PAYMENT STATUS so i am organizing it by PAYMENT Status and then TITLE . . then i added a filter for PAYMENT STATUS to show only Pending, ... (3 Comments)
5/16/21
How do you add a page or remove a page? I am so irritated that a few of my projects have added an additional page, so that when I print, it’s a blank page. I need to know how to get rid of the additional page. I am creating patterns for quilting projects. I am doing it in ... (3 Comments)
5/16/21
I have 3 Application folders on my system with Big Sur? I do not understand that and cannot delete any of them. As far as I know there should be a main one in SYSTEM and that is there and contains all OS apps and all other apps that I have added. The one in the USER is a ... (6 Comments)
5/14/21
First of all sir, I have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for your work. Hat’s off to you! Let me tell you what I’m trying to do: Send a file to a location from the context menu, eg. I right click a file on my desktop, choose an option from the dropdown ... (2 Comments)
5/14/21
I am trying to update my 2009 Mac Book pro. I cannot use Zoom, Submit work to my online learning pLatform Blackboard, add a newer printer… And it runs slow when loading web pages. The version I currently have is 10.6.8. How would I go about in getting these to work? It is ... (2 Comments)
5/14/21
Do I need a vpn? I’ve heard about them but wonder if I need one to run my computers and mobile devices and HomeKit just in my own home. —– Laurie ... (2 Comments)
5/13/21
I have iPhone 12. Prior to this I had a 6S Plus. I used to be able to rearrange all of my apps on my iPhone via iTunes on my Mac. However, I can’t seem to do that anymore. What am I missing here? I know I can back up my phone to my Mac via Finder and I can see all of my ... (1 Comment)