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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12/4/09
Im new to publishing a website. Ive taken this one over and trying to publish. Cant seem to find where my files went. Where does Mac store them? Thank you in advance — Sandy Desser ... (1 Comment)
12/3/09
Sometimes on a restart the gray background strip on the menu bar (the menu with the apple menu) is missing. I’ll the date, bluetooth icon etc but †he background is of the desktop. On the left the icons are gone (apple icon for the apple menu etc.) When I click on the ... (10 Comments)
12/3/09
I wanted to upgrade my memory from the original 2 GB to 4 GB. Where do you suggest I get it from and what make. — Gary McNeil ... (1 Comment)
12/2/09
how can the sample text template on pages09 be change to english ? — joel reyes ... (2 Comments)
12/2/09
Gary, What’s the difference between the Add to iTunes and the Automatically Add to iTunes folders in the iTunes Music Folder — Ken deHorton ... (1 Comment)
12/1/09
Gary: I am preparing a 5-7 min speech for a Toastmaster meeting in January. I would like to know your top 5 or 6 reasons for why a pc user would want to switch to a Mac. I’ve used pc’s since 1981 and finally made the Mac switch in March 2009. I know my reasons for ... (1 Comment)
11/30/09
I recently heard Gary say its not a good idea to shut down a Mac all the time. How often is too often and why is it bad for the Mac. I usually do it once, at the end of a day, thinking I’m reducing the wear on the machine while it’s not being used all night. Is ... (6 Comments)
11/29/09
How can I add a name to a seperate photo in making a slide show? — Stan Castro ... (2 Comments)
11/29/09
I hope someone can help. A few nights ago I watched a Numbers 09 tutorial on YouTube and the person doing the tutorial showed how to quickly change the color scheme or design of a chart. I’m not talking about changing the colors of the bars or changing the chart type. He ... (1 Comment)
11/29/09
hello Gary. my uncle wanna buy an iphone, but the problem is that he has a lot of contacts in his nokia phone, and transfering them manually is a pain. can you please tell me how to transfer the contacts automatically in from the nokia to the iphone??? — Hassan ... (3 Comments)
11/29/09
Forgive me if this has been discussed before, but we are getting our kids ipod touches for Christmas (they are 6 and 8 yr. old). I’m not sure of the best way to set them up an itunes account. If they have their own accounts, I don’t want it setup with a credit card. ... (169 Comments)
11/28/09
I want to start laying out a book – but know that I will need to find more photos from my husband’s laptop, capture some stills from iMovie, etc. before I complete the project. Before I start, I want to make sure I can save my work and retrieve it when I’m ... (1 Comment)
11/28/09
My wife has been using iMovie’09 literally daily on her MacBook Pro w/Snow Leopard. It’s been working fine. Tonight iMovie won’t open, giving her the following message: “iMovie requires a graphics card that is compatible with Quartz Extreme. One or more ... (27 Comments)
11/28/09
Hi gary i’ve just got my self the new 27″imac to replace my old 24″ and was wondering is it possible to restore it to the way it was when you first turned it on and get the fancy welcome and if so how to do it so i can sell it on — bob ... (1 Comment)
11/28/09
Did a google and nobody seems to know. Are all MM info in the cloud sitting there encrypted, especially keychain info? I assume info traveling back and forth over the internet is encrypted via SSL? Or perhaps I misunderstand SSL, info is traveling securely but it’s not ... (1 Comment)
11/28/09
Recently, I changed the icons of Documents, Music, Pictures, and Movies, then I dragged them to the side bar of Finder. Initially, everything is fine but over time the icons change to a white sheet of paper with the left corner dog-eared (blank document icon?). Usually, if I ... (8 Comments)
11/27/09
I use Outlook at work on a PC using the Windows version of iTunes to sync my iPhone. I only sync my calendar and contacts. Nothing else. At home, I sync the same iPhone on a Mac using iTunes for everything else except calendar and contacts. It works, but I would like to use ... (3 Comments)
11/27/09
Is your 10.6.2 slowing down? Well, this one on my Mac Mini sure is. It was not so long ago, the blazing speed of my 2007 Mac Mini, had me believing it was “the best thing sence sliced bread”. When I could open 4 to 5 apps, burn a DVD, check e-mail, cut sounds in ... (2 Comments)
11/24/09
I was given a bluetooth mighty mouse which has the name of the previous owner, is there a way to change this or to reset the mouse to factory settings? I’ve looked all through the mouse and bluetooth settings but not found anything? Many thanks N. — NeoGen ... (3 Comments)
11/24/09
to set up a root user, i go to system/library/ and click on Directory Service, correct? And then choose a user name and password, or just a password? Currently, I am the only one using my Mac, do you recommend setting up the root user? When I have another admin user on my Mac ... (3 Comments)