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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2/11/10
I have several hundred pictures that are in my iPhoto library as placeholders in smart albums, but the actual photos were deleted. Is there a way to rebuild a library so that these empty pics don’t show up? — Todd Peperkorn ... (2 Comments)
2/11/10
Hello Gary, I had recently got a iBook G4, an upgrade from my eMac that I have had for seven years or so. The iBook is a wonderful addition to the my Mac life and I couldn’t be more satisfied. However, the only thing that the iBook needs is a new battery. After ... (1 Comment)
2/10/10
My wife documents our travels using iPhoto and iMovie, creating a DVD with iDVD and then duplicating those with Toast. She at least begins to play/test each DVD on our equipment before sending them to friends and family. But she receives quite a liberal sprinkling of emails ... (1 Comment)
2/10/10
Hi Gary, I have owned my MB for 20 months and have never installed any type of anti-virus software on it. I also (knock on wood) have never had an issue. Should I continue to dodge this bullet or should I install some sort of software? Do you have any suggestions if I need ... (2 Comments)
2/9/10
What is the simplest way to copy a user from one computer to another? Can you just copy the folder, use migration assistant, or something else? — Todd Peperkorn ... (1 Comment)
2/9/10
Does anybody know off a program that allows me to create pdf bookmarks? — Eirik ... (1 Comment)
2/9/10
I love my MacBook Pro (purchased new in Oct 09, 2.53, Snow Leopard 10.6.2) and my iPhone. They seamlessly work together. Add or change a contact in Address Book and the change magically appears on my iPhone. Same for iCal and Mail. Here is question #1: If I add an iMac to this ... (5 Comments)
2/8/10
I have a disk image of a bootable drive saved on my Drobo. I would like to copy this image onto a computer. What is going to be the best way to do this? Will the Snow Leopard installer allow you to simply copy a disk image onto the boot drive? Should I boot the new computer ... (2 Comments)
2/8/10
just like it says, i would like 2 turn off “shuffle” on my iphones ipod. how do i acheive this? — blunadro ... (7 Comments)
2/8/10
Gary, is it possible to highlight a word in a document and open the dictionary with a keyboard command, placing the word in the search field? Right now, the only way I know to do it is to highlight and copy the word, click to open the dictionary icon in the dock, then paste the ... (1 Comment)
2/8/10
in windows i work with ms office 07 access what is analogous to this software in lepord so that i make my project management programe in it thanks — nova ... (3 Comments)
2/7/10
hi gary in iam not able to upload my pic/album on face book it takes only 5 pic befor today i had uploaded 2 albums but such problems did not exsist this time i was uploading in a new account ie my husbands new account has this got to do any thing with this — nirja ... (1 Comment)
2/6/10
hi gary i have made a movie in idvd and have burned a cd it took a long time about 2 hours now if i have to make more coipes will it take the same amount of time !!! thanks — nirja ... (1 Comment)
2/6/10
I recently upgraded my RAM on my iMac G5(no camera), running OS 10.4, to 2gigs. Now, whenever i click on any of the icons on my dock that are located on my external hardrive, a whole new icon appears on the right side of the dock and starts bouncing. The icon that i originally ... (5 Comments)
2/6/10
Hey Gary what is the best way to keep my “most recent” events in iPhoto sync with mobile me? I like to just set it and let it take care of the rest. Thanks a lot. Take care. — Michael ... (3 Comments)
2/4/10
before using mac i had windows my address book is ready there can i copy that address boook in my mac’s address book or will i have to type my 200 contacts once again in my mac ? — nirja ... (1 Comment)
2/4/10
i got a movie i open the folder and it plays in i movie but i need to burn dvd to have more copies if play in idvd the movie is played but i cannot forward or rewind it . pls help thanks — nirja ... (7 Comments)
2/4/10
i have by mistake deleted an important file from the desk top unfortunately i emptied the trash HOW CAN I GET MY FILE BACK PLEASE HELP!!!THANKS — nirja ... (3 Comments)
2/4/10
i have 3 movies made in avi formet they are in a folder on my desk top how to drag them in i movies i tried putting it but could not thanks — nova ... (7 Comments)
2/3/10
I know that you can delete a movie from an iPod Touch by swiping the title, then tapping the delete. Is there a way to set the system preferences to prevent this from happening. I teach children with various handicapping conditions, and use an iPod and iPod touch often with my ... (1 Comment)