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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4/26/22
I want to display a different time zone (simultaneously with local), preferably in the menu bar I have a lot of dealings in Europe, so I would like to display European time as well as local time in the menu bar (as digital display). —– Paul ... (1 Comment)
4/26/22
I make lots of Keynote files on different topics and use them as flash cards. Sometimes I want to use the contents from one of the Keynote files I made, but cannot remember what file its located in so I wind up searching many files until I find the info I’m looking for. ... (2 Comments)
4/25/22
Is there an equivalent to window’s *.* search in the Mac finder? Your video on Smart Folders shows how to do it for kind =“documents” is this the same? I want to see *every* (non-hidden) file on my Mac or specific directory and all subfolders. Can this be done? I ... (1 Comment)
4/25/22
HI, In Excel there is the Text function converts a supplied numeric value into text, in a user-specified format. I am trying to do the same in Numbers put there is not an equivalent function is there? I am trying to bring the results of two separate calculation together into one ... (2 Comments)
4/25/22
I want to download a 50 gb file. The download fails when MacBook goes to sleep. How can I set my MacBook in night so it can download 500 gb files from safari till morning. Sorry for the silly question. I googeled a lot but nothing worked. Thanks in advance. Downloading large ... (1 Comment)
4/23/22
Is there a way to create a new album in Photos and move photos from “library” to new album and not have them displayed in “Library” Same question except Is there a way to create a new album in Photos and move photos from “Recents” to new album ... (1 Comment)
4/22/22
I have a 10TB external hard drive and today Time machine is reporting an error that the disk does not have enough room for the next backup. I thought that Time machine automatically deleted older backups to make way for the latest. Am I correct, is something wrong or do I need to ... (9 Comments)
4/21/22
What is the best way to back up videos I have on my iPhone into an external hard drive? Trying to avoid having to Airdrop into my Macbook Air to then copy over to the external hard drive. The videos are located in the Photos app (ie the location where videos get immediately ... (3 Comments)
4/16/22
I have a MacBook Pro (Mid 2015) and space has become an issue… I do have iCloud but with being in an RV, internet is far from good… So I need to free up some space… iMovie is taking up most of this space… IS there a way to backup iMovie files and then ... (2 Comments)
4/16/22
Hi, I’m thinking about adding other user accounts to my Mac and there’s an option for group accounts? Can anyone tell me what group user accounts mean please? I plan to let my family and friends use my Mac and it would be nice for them to have their own Accounts. I know how ... (3 Comments)
4/15/22
In Numbers, I have two columns with values: col1, col2, $200, $100 $300, $400 $500, $600 I want to add up all of the values in column 2 that are greater than their corresponding value in column 1. For the first row, I would ignore $100 because $100 is less than $200. For the ... (1 Comment)
4/15/22
In Mac OS > App Store > Updates (and ⌘ R for the “hidden” ones)you see the recent and available updates for apps. Not seeing how to do this for apps in iOS iPad. —– Greg ... (3 Comments)
4/12/22
How do I send a text to a group listed in my Contacts? It’s so cumbersome to individually list each member of my Contact group when, it seems, I should be able to select the Group as I do when sending an email. I need to send texts to various Groups of people who are in my ... (5 Comments)
4/10/22
I’ve created a Numbers spreadsheet on my iPhone 11, protected with a password. Sadly I’ve forgotten the password, but I can open it using Face ID. I want to access and update the spreadsheet using my MacBook Pro, but it won’t let me do so without the password. ... (9 Comments)
4/7/22
I own an Apple MacBook Pro, iPad and Watch. When I get a text that I view on any of these devices and maybe even delete it after reading, the other 2 devices show not only that they still exist, but that they haven’t been read. It’s like the old “Pop” email days where ... (4 Comments)
4/6/22
I have a spreadsheet that has a column of postal codes. The format that is shown now as an example is L7G 5Y3. However, the format I need for Canada Post is L7G5Y3 (so to remove the space between the first 3 characters with the last 3 characters. Is there a way that I can do ... (9 Comments)
4/6/22
I can’t seem to find out how to use the return key when writing emails. The keyboard doesn’t come up and I don’t know a command to get line spacing. —– Richard P. ... (11 Comments)
4/4/22
I want to secure my Mac. I don’t understand why using the Safari built-in password manager is really helping, since by knowing only one password i.e., the system password, I know all the passwords. I want to secure my Mac. How is the Safari password manager helping? If I ... (3 Comments)
4/4/22
Is there any way of importing an audio file into Apple Music on the iPhone without a pc or Mac? Or can you think of a way of playing an audio file on a loop in the background while the phone is in a pocket? My friend has a short audio file of anti-mosquto sounds which he wants to ... (2 Comments)
4/4/22
Should I be concerned about my Tab Group usage consuming too much battery power on my MacBook Air and IOS devices? I have fully embraced the Safari Tabs Group feature, using different groups for Work, News, Social Media, Learning etc, with about nine groups in total and 4-8 tabs ... (2 Comments)