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  1. I was getting a notification in the sidebar from a website called I got on that website by chance. To turn off the constant notifications go to Safari>Preferences>Notifications and select deny to prevent the unwanted notification.

    I recommend not to access this website.

    1. I found out later that it is necessary to remove the item from the Notifications page to stop the notifications.

  2. Last night I attempted to respond to an email and when I sent it the message box continues flashing on and off and I cannot access my email. I have rebooted several times to no avail. Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

  3. My Porsche design back-up disk stopped working. Need to replace with a desktop version for my old Mac w/ USB 2.0 ports..
    New York Times Wirecutter recommended the Seagate Back-Up plus 4 TB USB 3.0. However, there were enough negative reviews on this item so I am hesitant. Any recommendations from the group on a dependable unit to buy?
    Thanks, Jim

    1. Sorry for the delay in replying.

      Porsche designs by Seagate are very good. As are the Seagate or LaCie drives. They are all made by Seagate with different brands.

      I personally use two LaCie drives with Thunderbolt – 4TB and 6TB. That lets me gang them in series saving ports. They have been very reliable for me.

      I did not have as good an experience with Seagate 4TB small ones but was and am more successful with the Western Digital 1, 2 and 4TB.

  4. I am considering upgrading to Mohave and wonder if any of you have encountered compatibility problems with SuperDuper and/or 1Password? Thank you.
    Jeanne Goldberg

    1. No issues with OnePassword (non subscription version).

      I can not speak to SuperDuper as I do not use it.

  5. I am looking for a new personal finance app. What would be your best recommendations. Mint has been suggested. Any experience or other recommendations? Your help is appreciated. Thank you

    1. I have tried Mint, and Quicken ONLINE without much happiness.

      Then after our meeting last week, I went back and signed up for the Quicken on Mac version and have been VERY happy. It seems to work smoothly and with most of the functionality I need. I will keep working with it and see. So far so good.

      The one caveat about my new test is that I started from scratch. By doing that I avoided the old import problems I had the last time I tested it with all (years) my old data being imported. It then would have taken me months to get everything corrected and I gave up.

  6. How do I replace external drive to enable Time Machine to back up? Mine has no name on it and it is unrepairable by Disk Utility. Message reads:
    OS X can’t repair disk “Time Machine”. You can still open or copy files on disk, but you can’t save changes to files on dis. Bak up disk and reformat as soon as you can.

    What kind of device do I get and where? If I unplug this one, will it lose everything? When I plug in a new one will Time Machine know to start backing up to the new drive or will it walk me though next steps?
    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
    Lauri Shafer

    1. No you do not lose everything when you unplug it. But, if Time Machine can still access it, be sure you RESTORE anything you need before unplugging and disposing of it.

      As far as the new one goes, just plug it in, then go to Time Machine and add a new disk. The system will ask you whether you want to use both or one drive. AFTER you have restored, you can simply replace the old drive with your new one. Then Time Machine will take over and re-save everything (so the first backup will take a while). You can continue working on other things while Time Machine works in the back ground.

  7. Does anyone know how to stop desktop backups when I save documents. This started at the last update.

    Bridget Doerner

    1. If you mean Time Machine Backups, it is not necessary to stop the backup process when you save a new document. Just save it as you normally would and MacOS will do the rest.

      But, you can always stop a Time Machine backup if you need to for some reason (not recommended normally). Go to the TimeMachine circle in the upper tool bar. Click it. Click Open Time Machine Preferences. Click the little X next to the Backup in progress. This will cancel the currently backing up process.

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