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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2/15/10
Hi, I love your podcast – so first of all, thanks for these. I have a question. I was cleaning up in my keychain certificates and noticed, that under ‘System’, I have a certificate listed from Apple called com.apple.systemdefault, which expires in 2027. This ... (2 Comments)
2/14/10
I’m a recent switcher to OS X, and I was a little sad to discover (although I should have seen it coming) that Dell doesn’t make any Mac drivers for its printers. I have a Dell V305w WiFi printer running on my wireless network. I’ve had to save everything as a ... (1 Comment)
2/14/10
Here is my issue that is occurring in my iMac 24 and my MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard: I have Bootcamp 3.0.1 on both computers. I use Windows 7 (32 bit) with Parallels for my work projects on both computers. I have tried to upgrade to 3.1 and am experiencing the same problems. ... (2 Comments)
2/14/10
hi if i plan to buy a ipad it means i can download books only from i store can i not download from amazon or also through a usb port from my laptop!! — nirja ... (2 Comments)
2/14/10
All of a sudden I don’t have any volume controls visible in my iPod Touch. I cannot adjust the volume. And there isn’t anything wrong with the headphone jack, since I can hear music… the volume it just very low. I plugged in another headphone, and the bar ... (10 Comments)
2/13/10
hi gary i made a mail box also made a smart mailbox now i wish to delete the remaing mail i could not do it i selected all mail and pressed delete but the mails are still there not deleted!! — nirja ... (3 Comments)
2/13/10
So, i bought a hard drive because the last drive i got was shot. so when i took out the hard drive put the holder on the new drive and put it back in to the macbook it would not go back in. What happen was the two rubber pads on both sides of the area where you put the drive in ... (1 Comment)
2/13/10
When I’m viewing my Mac’s Hard Drive content from a PC (a have a driver for HFS+) a see a lots of .DS_Store files. I know that these are Mac versions of the Thumbs.db files on Windows, but I still want to remove them. Please answer me! — Oliver ... (2 Comments)
2/13/10
I have a G4 Quicksilver, Macbook g4 17″, Apple AirPort Extreme and an HP 5600 all-in-one printer. I have both the computers connected to the internet and that works. What do I need to do to get the printer connected to the airport and get both computers to connect to ... (1 Comment)
2/13/10
Hello Gary, I read your tweet regarding you mentioned that you made your website ready for iPad visitors. It would be great and really kind of you if you were willing to share the knowledge/code on how to do this. Thanks a million, Lars — Lars ... (1 Comment)
2/11/10
Gary, in the most recent podcast about converting videos, you passed on the suggestion of using VisualHub (by Techspansion). This is a great app, and I use it all the time to convert AVI and FLV videos. Unfortunately, it was discontinued and no longer available. Too ... (1 Comment)
2/11/10
I am a relatively new Mac user. I have a G5 2.5Ghz using OS 10.5.8. I have two questions: 1. When I copy from a web page in Safari and try to paste it in MS Word the right margin runs off the page. Is there a setting that I can make that will maintain the correct margins when I ... (3 Comments)
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)