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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9/11/20
I would like to change the default alert sound for my calendar and reminder notifications. I have already set a custom system alert sound, but for calendar and reminders nothing has changed. I just do not find a way, and that very nice , soft alert just does not do the job for ... (4 Comments)
9/11/20
I have two questions regarding Categories: 1. Can I print only the category rows from a spreadsheet? I see they do not have a row number so they really do not exist as rows in the spreadsheet, but I have totals in some of the columns and I would like to just print those ... (3 Comments)
9/10/20
I am trying to insert a youtube link into a pages document. I just want the link to appear as a youtube link (https://youtube.com/watch?v=LlXVikDkyTg) – but instead the whole video is appearing. How do I get it just to appear as a link? I don’t want the video picture ... (3 Comments)
9/10/20
I want to rename some files and folder and make some edits to some audio files (remove an old album cover and stick a new one in). When I back up to time machine do the files get corrupted, or do they get duplicated? Or does it simply replace that old file/folder with the new ... (1 Comment)
9/9/20
I start each chapter on a new section. The first page of the new section will appear on the right side in the book (that’s expected) and consequently, has an odd page number. If the previous section had an odd number of pages, Pages inserts a blank filler page to make sure ... (2 Comments)
9/9/20
How do I export a slideshow project made on iMac photos to my iPhone 8? I have tried to export it, but do not know where it went. I am using IOS Catalina, and made a slideshow from my photo library. I’d like to view it on my iPhone and my Apple TV. —– Rich ... (2 Comments)
9/9/20
There is no application set to open the document “winmail.dat.” I have several emails asking me to print theses documents for meetings but I’m unable to open or see theses files. —– Pamsay ... (1 Comment)
9/9/20
I use Safari and Firefox browsers, do I need Flash Player at this time? What should I be doing? I have a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014 running 10.15.6 (19G2021), also a new iMac 2020 (have not migrated yet), and if it effects iPhone 8 Plus running iOS 13.7. I use ... (3 Comments)
9/9/20
Need to enter formulas, e.g. SUM, at the last row of a large spreadsheet. Fn down arrow works, but is not pleasant. Has to be a way to use Numbers or AppleScript to find move to last row. Imported data from a smart thermostat and want to analyze usage by ... (1 Comment)
9/7/20
Senior citizen has established fingerprint ID on an iPad but since it’s been turned off and on it now requires a 6-digit code. No idea what that is. She has no computer. Possible or impossible to do a factory reset on it and start over? She can get a ride to a Genius Bar ... (1 Comment)
9/7/20
How do I limit the header and footer to just the first page for a multi-page document? And yet have the page numbers print on all subsequent pages? I understand that business letterhead should be printed on the first page ONLY of a multi-page document/correspondence. I am using a ... (1 Comment)
9/6/20
Do you have a list with meanings of all the status menu icons for mac air 2020?I want to know meaning of status menu icons on upper right side of screen —– Pj ... (1 Comment)
9/3/20
I have a 32 bit printer control center program that operates my Brother MFC9560cdw Color Lazer Printer that stop work when I installed the new Catalina OS System. I called brother and they said they are NOT planning on creating or upgrading the software. Is there a way to start ... (2 Comments)
9/2/20
Imovie: Just upgraded my Macbook Air and bought a Macbook Pro. Are iMovie projects not saved in iCloud? All mine are still only visible on the older Macbook Air. Using Catalina 10.15.6 —– Lars K ... (2 Comments)
9/1/20
How do I use find and replace to replace spaces, return, tabs, soft returns and so on with different combinations of the same? I am using Catalina 10.15.6 and the current Pages. Primarily I need to change two spaces after a period to one space after a ... (1 Comment)
8/31/20
I have an external monitor on my MacBook Pro, using Catalina. How do I adjust the brightness in the external monitor. —– Richard P. ... (2 Comments)
8/30/20
I’m looking to create a workflow in Automator to run the “export notes” Script automatically based on a calendar event. The script Gary posted here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eW-AaZ4V7U worked great but I’d like to consistently run this on a ... (1 Comment)
8/30/20
Can not open a file I downloaded. The file shows as a white piece of paper with the upper right corner dogeared, and the Safari logo on it. Also, the image was downloaded with the extension “.png” and it now shows “.png.download”.I tried opening it in ... (1 Comment)
8/30/20
I have an Old iMac 2008 that I am going to sell, it came with snow leopard and I am running lion on it now. How do I keep lion on it when I sell it as I am not sure if I have the disk that came with it? —– Barry Harnish ... (1 Comment)
8/29/20
Hi Gary I have a subscribed Dropbox account and they have recently introduced a “Vault” service. It is essentially a pasword protected folder that can be used to store important documents that can then be retrieved via any device or browser. It is also possible to ... (2 Comments)