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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1/28/20
Hello all: I am looking to take a screenshot of a Safari window that is taller than what is displayed within the confines of my MacBook. Shift + Command 3, 4, 5, or 6 do not accomplish this. I only see this possibility if done on an iPhone/iPad, but not on a Mac. Any ... (2 Comments)
1/28/20
Is it possible to clear the weather notification banner on an iPad? I have searched high and low and can’t find a place to do that. Thanks, JOE R —– Joe Renzetti ... (4 Comments)
1/25/20
I have a trial version of Readiris (OCR software) that originally came with my HP Printer but after upgrading to Catalina it stopped working. Does anyone know a better alternative to Readiris? The software is pretty basic and sometimes doesn’t recognize accurately some ... (6 Comments)
1/24/20
My MacBook pro is a couple of years old and I purchased the subscription to Office 365 in March of 2019. After I updated system to Catalina, office, excel, etc all show that they need to be updated. The update program says they are up to date and I can’t find any guidance ... (2 Comments)
1/23/20
I have a new MacBook Pro 16 and all the apps and programs I run open small screen. I always have to click on the green button to go full screen. Is there a way to change this so all programs and apps open in full screen. I am new to Mac and Mac operating system. ... (1 Comment)
1/23/20
MS Word documents show the length (number of pages) as well as the document’s location at the bottom of a word document. Is there a way of displaying that in a pages document (e. g. “Page 3 of 27 pages.” Thank you. —– Gene ... (2 Comments)
1/23/20
Is there a 12v car charger that will charge my MacBook Pro 16” while I am on the road? —– Alan ... (1 Comment)
1/23/20
Do Apple provide a VPN to use with their products, or is there a recommended one. I am in the UK. Thanks —– Tony T ... (3 Comments)
1/22/20
We are a retirement community with a Mac presence in our Computer Club. We would like to set up an Apple ID for our Mac computers without having to use personal credentials as we have done in the past. Is this possible? We have a total of 15 in the Lab & ... (3 Comments)
1/22/20
What is the easiest, best way to make an MP3 from cassette? I have tried just running the tape and recording it from garage band or music app on phone but not the best way for quality. I see a cord on line from cassette player to macbook pro (made in 2017) but I’d have to ... (3 Comments)
1/21/20
If I hit the info icon in finder to get info about a folder, then pops up one(1) info panel! So far so good! But if I accidently do it on a folder with various selected files, then I get for each file an info panel! For example from a folder with 50 selected items means 50 info ... (4 Comments)
1/21/20
I like the feature of using an Apple generated strong password but sometimes it is rejected by the website because their rules usually require only certain special characters and not the – which is often generated. At that point I can not find a way to fix the generated ... (5 Comments)
1/21/20
On some of my calendar events it will show a number with a button to call that number – how do I add or correct the number from my iPhone? —– Annette ... (1 Comment)
1/20/20
I often forget to update my iPhone SE apps, then when I do, 60 or more need to be updated. I used to open the Apps application and there would be a list of all that needed updating. I am using iOS 13.3 now, and can’t find an “update all” option. But when I try to use a ... (2 Comments)
1/20/20
Looking in iCloud Passwords… I see there are some in there from 2013 at sites I no longer use. Should I delete those? Are there other areas within Keychain access I can remove? For instance… in Login then Passwords, I see a ‘trialStartDate’… when I ... (1 Comment)
1/19/20
Photos app does not allow me to specify this standard size for printing. Any ideas how to this without trial and error ? Is there a separate app that does this or is there a way in iPad os to help. Thanks —– Tony Goodin ... (1 Comment)
1/19/20
At this time, here in our condo, we are saddled with an AT&T provided modem. They recommend a periodic reboot. Any thoughts on the good and bad of a reboot? —– Don Palmer ... (2 Comments)
1/18/20
I have around 20K photos and have noticed tons of duplicates after I switched to iCloud. How can I detect remove these – does photos have an option to do so? —– Ash Shah ... (1 Comment)
1/17/20
On my Mac mini (late 2014) running macOS 10.15.2, my wife’s Standard Account is much slower than my Admin Account. The beachball appears for almost every app/action. Also ‘Recovery folders’, some containing mysterious Apple system files in them keep cropping up ... (1 Comment)
1/17/20
I have historical photos that have been scanned and imported to both Photos and Finder. The “Info”attached to the photos has spelling and other errors in the “Description” field which I have corrected in Photos. I am unable to edit the “Info” ... (1 Comment)