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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10/3/19
I am school teacher finding that the download times from Dropbox and GDrive etc are too slow for my students. When all students are attempting to access one of my files at the same time, things really bog down. I tried using my Airport Extreme and File Browser app but that is too ... (1 Comment)
10/3/19
two years ago I moved from City A to City B. Yet, my mac still thinks I live in City A and gives me its weather reports and stores there. Cannot figure out from the system preferences how to change this misinformation —– maggie bruc ... (1 Comment)
10/3/19
I want to give up my iPhone X for a iPad Pro. I want to use it as I would use my phone… possible? —– Pete kroner ... (1 Comment)
10/2/19
I would like to use the new feature in iPadOS Files app to transfer files to/from USB thumb drive on my new iPad Pro with USBC. What hardware/adapter/dongle is required? —– Gene H ... (2 Comments)
10/2/19
On my 2017 13 inch MacBook Pro running os Mojave version 10.14.15, when I restart my computer it always resets the following: Go to: Network – Advanced – Wifi – Proxies – Checks box for Web Proxy (HTTP) and the box for Secure Web Proxy (HTTPS) When this ... (1 Comment)
10/2/19
I have just acquired an iPhone XR which opens up the exciting prospect of wireless charging. The question is, is it better for battery life to charge wirelessly or via USB, or does it not make a difference? —– Adrian Hayes ... (1 Comment)
10/2/19
Hello, i`m a designer and producer of small furniture and i am trying to create a tool, in Numbers, to easily make offers. I have some sheets that i would like to use as databases : * Materials: Name; Type; Length ; Width; Thickness ; Price / Square meter; Price / Sheet * ... (5 Comments)
10/1/19
What is your latest take on the need to run First Aid on Disk Utility? Thank You. —– Don Palmer ... (2 Comments)
9/29/19
I have a sheet in Numbers that I utilize as a database. When I filter rows, I want all the tables to move with the table that was filtered. Otherwise, when I filter and then print there are tables that are way lower in my spreadsheet than I want. —– Tim Sherrod ... (1 Comment)
9/28/19
I tried transferring a file from a thumb drive using a lightning to USB adapter, but I keep getting a message that the thumb drive uses to much power and can’t transfer. If I use the (powered) Apple lightning to USB 3, will I be able to transfer files (pdf, Word, Numbers, etc) ... (2 Comments)
9/26/19
When I delete a file, a folder, or any other info I do not want or need – I take or transfer it to the trash bin. When I delete a lot of “stuff” and place stuff in the trash bin, where does it go from there? Is there a place on my computer like a black hole that ... (2 Comments)
9/26/19
All my stuff is in iCloud Drive; documents, photos everything. Do I need to back up in Time Machine or leave it as that? —– Claude ... (1 Comment)
9/24/19
I have always used my own passwords and kept a copy of them for reference in my secure password file. Now things are getting more complicated. I’m using a Macbook Pro, OS 10.14.6. Today, when a site asks me for a new password, Apple also comes up with a suggestion for a ... (3 Comments)
9/22/19
I’m using “Check Boxes” in Numbers. In column A I have the Check Box. In column B I want the date that specific Check Box was checked. If not checked then no date will appear. So far The formulas I’ve tried changes all of the dates in column B to the date of the new ... (2 Comments)
9/22/19
On my Mac I went to the I-Pass site and created a login I.D. And generated a password, using the suggested strong password. Then I downloaded the I-Pass app from the App Store on my IPhone and tried to log in using my same I.D. The question I have is, is there a way to have the ... (1 Comment)
9/22/19
Hi Gary, I used to be able to find the open tabs from my desktop and Mac iOS 10.14 on the bottom of my iOS 12 tabs when opening tabs. It doesn’t seem to be there in iOS 13. Am I missing something? Many thanks, Peter —– Peter K ... (2 Comments)
9/22/19
I used below method but couldn’t able view in my email Email > Prefrence > Viewing > “Show message headrs” > Custom > Message ID (new created) but still not able to view message URL —– Tufail ... (6 Comments)
9/21/19
in ios 12 u would start a message in to type a then u could select the recent group info button and remove from recents that seams to be hidden in ios 13 ex imessage type in to field a and recents appear ie ann and jack how do i clear the group ann and ... (7 Comments)
9/20/19
Having just installed the latest version of Safari the OneNote web clipper can no longer be used. If they had a similar function in the Notes app it wouldn’t be so bad but I use OneNote for saving stuff from the web (eg recipes) so basically I can’t do this ... (10 Comments)
9/20/19
I need to Merge following two tables in ‘Numbers’. Table 1 ID . Name . Gender 1| . A| . M 2| . B| . M 3| C| . F 4| . D|. F Table 2 ID . Class . Status 1| . Boxing| . Scheduled 1| . Dance|. Completed 2| . ... (1 Comment)