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    Numbers weirdness

    Pasting in a new tab solved the problem! I don't get what was causing it - maybe an artifact of importing the file from Excel? Speaking of which - I was using Excel until I got a new Mac and I couldn't run my legacy, bought version of Excel anymore and didn't want to subscribe to the new...
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    Numbers weirdness

    I tried it, and the same issue appears in the copy! So weird...
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    Numbers weirdness

    This is a screen shot in Numbers 10.1. It appears that the entire sheet has another copy of itself overlapping (look along the top and the left side). It's only happening in this one tab of this one sheet. What's going on?
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    iPhone won't connect to Mac via Wifi

    OK, so any other ideas why my phone won't stay connected by wifi?
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    iPhone won't connect to Mac via Wifi

    Right, exactly. They show up in their respective apps, but not in the iCloud Drive. There I just see some empty folders labeled Numbers, Pages, etc.
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    iPhone won't connect to Mac via Wifi

    Hmm. They are - I only have one iCloud account - but for some reason the iCloud drive on the Mac is not showing the photos and Notes that I use iCloud for. Notes itself is synching on both devices, so I know they're on the same account, but...
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    iPhone won't connect to Mac via Wifi

    Recently got a brand new MacBook Air, running Catalina 10.15.5. I've set Music so that my iPhone 6s will connect wirelessly, and I see it in the finder, but if I click on it, it disconnects! Any idea what the problem is? (Using the cable, I can access the phone from the Mac with no problem.)
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    Is my MacBook Air causing a problem with Facebook calls?

    Solved this one. I had to "refresh" Firefox - I guess that fixes problems in the profile folder.
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    Backup drive won't mount

    It's a Toshiba. Not sure how to tell what model it is. Portable. USB.
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    Photoshop alternatives?

    Wow, Graphic Converter! I used that 20 years ago. I'd forgotten all about it. I found an app called Krita that will convert RGB to CMYK. Yeah, I may need to try out the Affinity stuff. Eventually I'm going to need an InDesign-type app. Thanks!
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    Photoshop alternatives?

    I recently upgraded from a 2012-model MacBook Pro to a brand new MacBook Air. My old Adobe Creative Suite programs don't work with Catalina, and I'm not up for paying chunk of change to Adobe every month; I used the apps a bit, but not enough to merit the subscription fee, and I don't use them...
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    Backup drive won't mount

    I've been using Time Machine for some time. As my MacBook Pro (2012 model) was dying, I bought at MacBook Air and used the external backup drive to put my existing data on the new machine. The backup drive worked fine with the Air when I was transferring the data, but now it doesn't. Can't even...
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    Is my MacBook Air causing a problem with Facebook calls?

    I'm using Firefox. But there have been a few weird things happening in Firefox on my new Mac -- pages on Patreon.com refuse to load, and the podcast show description field on Libsyn.com oddly doesn't appear either. Both of those issues seem to be isolated to Firefox - they don't occur in Chrome...
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    Is my MacBook Air causing a problem with Facebook calls?

    I just got a MacBook Air last week (OS 10.15.5). Ever since then, when I do calls via Facebook (I teach English online), after a few minutes the other person says "There's noise on the line" "I can't hear you well" "You have an echo" etc. It doesn't happen using Skype or other apps, only...
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    Repeated, unexplained beachball spinning

    Well, as you pointed out that I'd misremembered, my battery has been going bad for a while. Now my hard drive is also going bad - that's what's causing the problem. So my choice is to either spend $350 to get them both replaced (unacceptable to have to go days without my Mac, because I use it...
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