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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1/6/20
I would like to add a playlist from my computer to my iPhone. I had no problem with iTunes, but I can’t seem to find a way to do it with the new Music app. —– Rich Howell ... (1 Comment)
1/5/20
I’m using Numbers Ver. version 6.2.1 (6529) In MS Excel, I can use this nested formula to get the answer: =LEN(A2)-LEN(SUBSTITUTE(A2,CHAR(10),””))+1 If I have 1,2,3,4,5, or more lines in one cell, ... (9 Comments)
1/4/20
I’ve been getting a prompt on my Mac to allow the AMPDevices Agent access to confidential information stored in “IOS Backup” in my keychain. I have always “denied” it, not knowing what it does. What do you suggest? —– Rod ... (1 Comment)
1/4/20
All of a sudden I’m gettin pictures instead of Icons for the Top Sites shown on my MacBook homepage. I used to have Icons and would like to know how to get them back. I’m using Catalina 10.15.2 —– Daisy ... (3 Comments)
1/3/20
I go to an event and shoot 150 pictures. Then I select, process, and insert maybe 40 into an album. How do I export this album with modified pictures and retain the same order when it gets to the email recipient. What about the size of the files? Individual pictures and total ... (1 Comment)
1/3/20
iOS 13.3 on both iPhone X and 10.5 iPad Pro. The iPad shows me a Notification Centre with entries going back to last Saturday. The iPhone tells me ‘No Older Notifications’ I’ve checked that the Notification settings are the same; I’ve switched the iPhone off and back on ... (2 Comments)
1/2/20
I do a monthly newsletter. I start with a template which gives title information, date, editor etc. In the end I want to add a calendar for the month of the issue and I have 12 templates from which to choose, it will have the month and other information for that ... (2 Comments)
1/2/20
I’m a lousy typist so I turn off caps lock because otherwise I would hit it even when I don’t want it. However, there ARE times when I want to type all caps. In Microsoft Word it’s easy to set up a keyboard shortcut to duplicate caps lock (Command+a) and the ... (3 Comments)
1/2/20
I have thousands of old WP docs(AppleWorks/Claris, etc) that Pages won’t open. i have used LibreOffice, but it is less than perfect. —– George H. Middleton ... (5 Comments)
1/2/20
Is it possible to remove the flashlight icon from the home page on a iPhone 10. I carry it in my back pocket and it will come on if I accidentally touch the icon when I put it in my pocket. Very annoying —– Chuck C. ... (1 Comment)
1/1/20
Latest version of imovie and OS on imac. Ques involves where files are kept, and if they’re duplicative. I like idea of having videos & photos together in Photos Library. I take video clips, and they automatically go in Photos. Fine. I imported clips into iMovie, as a ... (1 Comment)
1/1/20
On my iPhone 7, and also on a new iPad mini and on an iPhone 8, I would like to limit blue light which I understand is damaging to eyes. (I have already turned on dark mode and night mode for nighttime). —– William Pierce ... (2 Comments)
1/1/20
I used to use CC Cleaner and a friend uses Malwarebytes to ‘defragment’ my storage so that the computer runs smoothly. I was wondering which one you would recommend. I believe both also remove spyware put on the hard drives. —– Ash Shah ... (2 Comments)
1/1/20
Need a line guide for use in reconciling statements and proofreading documents that are side by side. This would be similar to using an old fashioned hard ruler and pulling down the page as you read. Most apps seem to have elaborate measurements for design work others are ... (3 Comments)
1/1/20
I watched your video of June 9, 2017, where you described how to access the dictionary and thesaurus while in Pages. When I tried it, first of all, control+command+D didn’t work on my Mac, even after I entered the shortcut in System Preferences. Then, when I tried to ... (1 Comment)
1/1/20
I have some files that show an up arrow next to the file size in finder. These are documents that I am storing in iCloud. I can see that my changes are not being stored in iCloud. Does anyone know what this means and how to fix it? —– KarinH ... (2 Comments)
1/1/20
Gary, I have a challenge that many others may also have. I run an Aikido dojo and wish to use Numbers to register attendance at classes. I wish to use a data entry form to do so, where the form would be on my iPhone and the data would accumulate on a spreadsheet that I would ... (1 Comment)
12/31/19
I use Photos App on MacBook Pro to edit, tag, metadata. I have my own albums. If I exported these photos as an album to my desktop will edits data remain in tact. What is the need for having to keep photos in photos folder? Thanks Belinda —– Belinda ... (3 Comments)
12/31/19
I need to insert a today date in a cell in Numbers as a text ( to prevent it changing everyday) I use the menu item but I always get the format “Tuesday 31st December 2019” instead of the format selected in the format menu. It should be 12/31/19. I use Numbers ... (3 Comments)
12/31/19
I find this a little difficult to explain, but I’ll try: I have a simple spreadsheet with 2 columns. The first contains Dates in format dd.mm.year, and the second contains Time in format hh:mm. Each line refers to an ‘occurence’, not a value in the spreadsheet. What I would ... (4 Comments)