MacMost: Question and Answer Forum

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7/1/20
We rarely print to paper anymore. Would like guidance to use Terminal to permanently change from physical printing to Save to PDF in all apps. Maybe in a PLIST somewhere? MacOS 10.15.4 —– Larry Jaeger ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
I’ve found a couple of open source apps for the Mac that support tweening as well as frame animation. They are free (good) and a little on the confusing side with so many options (bad). I’ve watched your video on iMovie animating of videos—resizing and moving to a ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
My early 2014 Mac Air (Catalina 10.15.5, and all earlier) insists that the text be sent on tapping the “return” key resulting in most deliveries going out prematurely as i try for a line break. The menu bar Edit column has the intended command hotkey of “Command ... (2 Comments)
7/1/20
I start Numbers and select New Document. Next step is to select a Template. I created a template that has set the table font to 12pt. I enter Apple in cell B5. The text is in a 12pt font. I now select and drag the contents of cell B5 to cell B6. I then enter Oranges in B5. ... (1 Comment)
7/1/20
I start Numbers and select New Document. Next step is to select a Template. I created a template that has set the table font to 12pt. I enter Apple in cell B5. The text is in a 12pt font. I now select and drag the contents of cell B5 to cell B6. I then enter Oranges in B5. ... (2 Comments)
6/29/20
Pages takes so long to open a new page that I resort to using TextEdit instead. I have a 2015 iMac using Catalina OS 10.15.5. —– Joyce Axelrod ... (1 Comment)
6/29/20
Given emails are pretty small, does it make sense to archive (rather than delete) read emails by default? If so, are there any exceptions you can think of? Thanks! —– Michael ... (4 Comments)
6/28/20
Is it possible with keynote, mac and ipad, to keep on viewing a presentation while I do something else on my mac/ipad. For example. Sometimes I show the first slide – a welcome slide, while attendents are entering the room. I play music in the background from the same ... (3 Comments)
6/27/20
my 1 Tb TM (Time Machine) was almost full and I purchased new 2Tb external drive. I followed the steps, by apple [https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202380], exactly to transfer the backup folder from the old TM to the new eternal drive and it lasted about 22 hours to complete. I ... (5 Comments)
6/27/20
I would like to be able to add a reminder for Father’s Day to “take a picture”. Father’s day falls a different day every year – is it possible to do this? —– Michael C ... (2 Comments)
6/26/20
A customer recently told me that his misplaced iPhone, with fingerprint & code security, was unlocked by local PD who called a few of his contacts. Is this possible? —– georgemafm ... (1 Comment)
6/25/20
Every time I return from Sleep mode, Photos opens. I wish to prevent that. iMac 2009, SSD, High Sierra —– Bill allen ... (1 Comment)
6/25/20
macOS Catalina 10.15.5 My desktop goes back to startup screen after about 2 minutes. Where do I change the time out? —– Jeanne Owens ... (1 Comment)
6/25/20
I am using latest High Sierra OS. Should I upgrade asap to Catalina then later to Big Sur OR upgrade direct to Big Sur? Pros & Cons for each choice? —– Ronald Hinson ... (4 Comments)
6/24/20
I have Upgraded to Catalina and opening excel file with numbers (as excel is not working now in Catalina OS), i see now that the formulas of that excel file are not working. Can you offer the me the resolution for this please ? —– Mahendra Tantia ... (1 Comment)
6/24/20
I keep a daily diary about a family members dementia in a pages document. I’ve been writing this diary since May 2019. It’s currently more than 1,000 pages in length. When checking hard disc usage recently I found that the .DocumentRevisions-V100 file had grown to 4GB ... (3 Comments)
6/22/20
I don’t know which to rely on; “personal vault” or “primary vault”. I had to copy all the items from here to there to avoid loosing any! Which is better to make as my default vault? How to arrange and clean my items in the vault? How to fix the ... (2 Comments)
6/22/20
I don’t know how to start! I am trying to make a movie for my sons wedding. I made one in 2011 using keynote. I am only using photos, want to add in titles and pop up words within each slide. I use different transitions between the photos- some longer than others, as well ... (3 Comments)
6/22/20
As an example, say I have cells F2 to F10 being totalled in cell F15. As I add information into the cells in the F column; filling in, F11, F12, etc I need to move my totalling cell (F15) to say F25, and then I need to edit the formula in F25 to increase the range being totalled ... (1 Comment)
6/21/20
Is there an easy way to disable keyboard when cleaning screen and keyboard on Mac. I have tried shutting down but as soon as I touch the keyboard the systems stats up again. —– Terry T ... (3 Comments)