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The MacMost Newsletter: Issue 750
May 18, 2023
When using smart folders or albums it is important to realize what they are. Items are not "in" a smart folder or album. They are simply the results of a search. The items remain where they were. You can't delete items from a smart folder or album because that wouldn't make sense.
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Here's more on Pixelmator Pro Clipping masks. This time, I'll use them in iMovie.
Font Book is the app that comes with your Mac that lets you install new fonts and manage the ones you have. Most Mac users never need to use Font Book, but if you are a designer or content creator you may need to know how it works.
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So many lights and switches won't work with Siri, but will work with Google. However, you can still use Siri to control there by setting up a Shortcut to get Siri talking to the Google Assistant app.
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Clipping Masks are a useful technique to be able to use only part of an image masked into a specific shape without destroying the image in the layer. You can use it to easily create sculpted images in Pages, Keynote or iMovie.
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Mac Accessibility options offer some alternatives to click-and-drag. One in particular, the three-finger drag, could be useful for those who don't like how window dragging with a Magic Trackpad feels.
If you aren't using the Photos app, check out these 10 reasons to give it a try. Often when someone avoids using an app like Photos it is because of misconceptions or not realizing that the app has evolved since they last tried it.
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I'm often asked about the software and gadgets I use to produce the MacMost videos and in my work as a developer. So I've compiled a list of the products I use and recommend. Check it out. -- Gary
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