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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12/4/19
What happened to the app Malwarebytes… the App Store doesn’t seem to have in Catalina. Is it still recommended?? Unsure as to what is needed with my new computer and Catalina to keep it in top shape. —– Lori ... (5 Comments)
12/4/19
Are online password strength testers work or are they just a way for dubious individuals to steal your password? —– George Motherway ... (3 Comments)
12/4/19
With iOS 13, Apple allowed shortcuts and automations to help people! Then, I am looking for an automation that could automatically launch a playlist music at a precise time of the day! I saw that it is possible to just a song launched automatically! My is about to how to have a ... (1 Comment)
12/3/19
When opening the Terminal app for the first time on a new iMac (macOS Catalina 10.15.1) I notice this message … The default interactive shell is now zsh. To update your account to use zsh, please run `chsh -s /bin/zsh`. For more details, please visit ... (3 Comments)
12/2/19
Gary – I have a recollection of seeing an answer or a video from you that provided the Terminal command to increase the list of Recent Places displayed on macOS File Save As dialogues from the default of 5 folders to, say, 20. Despite searching I cannot find this, yet I know I ... (3 Comments)
12/2/19
I am trying to find out if a cell is being used in a formula. Excel has a feature called “Trace Precedent & Trace Dependent” to show which other cells have a formula linked to another but, I haven’t been able to find it for Numbers. —– Michael ... (1 Comment)
12/1/19
In Catalina, how can I increase the font size of menus, System Preferences, Finder folder names, etc. for people that can’t read small letters and need a bigger size to read better all the content. Thank you! —– ILAN ... (2 Comments)
12/1/19
Gary, How to start a podcast from where you stopped it in Catalina? Also – how to edit the downloaded podcast – increase the volume, equaliser etc. Thank you. Maish. —– Maish ... (2 Comments)
11/30/19
I have mailboxes designated as “On My Mac” in High Sierra to move to new computer with Catalina. New Computer is 27″ desk top . Mailboxes that were designated icloud all moved but those designated as being “on my Mac” did not. Have been advised ... (4 Comments)
11/30/19
When you log in to your mac, the keychain also opens automatically. Is it also possible to change the keychain password so that the keychain remains closed when you log in to the mac? This would be useful if your mac is with someone to fix it so that he cannot get into your ... (2 Comments)
11/29/19
Gary, I wish to delete Auto Fill info for log in on a website. How can I do this in Mojave? Thanks —– Ken ... (1 Comment)
11/29/19
What can I do to get my Flir/Lorex Cloud Client app to work? Should I take off the Catalina( 64 bit only) and put back on the Mojave on my MacBook air? I can longer view my security camera. Is there another notebook/ipad I can use that would allow 32bit apps? ... (4 Comments)
11/29/19
My question is really a two part one. First, I noticed there is a option to have your data encrypted when you first set up time machine on an external drive. Is this something everyone should do? And what happens to my data, if I’m using file vault on my computer and ... (6 Comments)
11/28/19
Should I run Disk Utility First Aid on my internal and external drives? If so, how often? Many years ago, I was told by several Apple reps that this was a good practice to do as a maintenance item monthly. —– Marj Green ... (1 Comment)
11/28/19
I cannot get my Homepods to play radio stations. I have tried Reciever radio, but this is a sometime thing – sometimes it works – most of the time it does not. Any suggestions? I have searched for some videos, but they use shortcuts or some radio app. Can’t ... (1 Comment)
11/28/19
My iPhone and Wi-Fi iPad Pro both have ‘Calls on Other Devices’ enabled. In class, I am taking notes on my iPad and I want to silence both devices. Both the iPad Pro and iPhone are connected to the classroom Wi-Fi. I mute my iPhone and I set (via control panel) the ... (2 Comments)
11/28/19
I have an mid 2011 iMac with (iOS 10.13.6) time capsule & passport external drive connected and will be setting up a new MacBook. Is using an ethernet cable to connect the external to MacBook recommended to transfer files? —– Donna Vitarelli ... (1 Comment)
11/26/19
I want to know if it is alright to use MacBook Pro in battery power daily? Then charge it at night before turning off the macbook? Please let me know the answer? Thanks —– Lali Raj ... (2 Comments)
11/24/19
i am using moajave mac 10.14.6 i have agency that i work with and they send me always pdf file that i need to responde every time i need to fill out all the personal info all over again and again is there a way to speed it or be more efficiant ? —– mark moran ... (3 Comments)
11/23/19
In itunes, how may I determine how many songs are in my Library, short of trying to count them all. —– Ken ... (5 Comments)