Normally, on my iPhone, when I get a Whatsapp-message with a great photo or image, I can click on it, then click the Export-button (the ‘square with an upward arrow’ icon, bottom left) and I get the Save-option.
But when I get a batch of images/photos in one WhatsApp-message I can click on one of them and I will get the Select-button (top right)… then I can select the images/photos I want to save, but when I click the Export-button (bottom left) now… I don’t get the Save-option…
What am I doing wrong ?
Simply put : it’s a limitation of Whatsapp. It’s limited to saving a maximum of 5 pictures/images at the same time.
The process for saving pictures you are describing is correct, but just try it yourself : Select up to 5 images and you will see the Save-option, and if you select 6 or more images, you will not get the Save-option any longer…
So… to save multiple images from one WhatsApp-message at the same time, do this :
Click om the Whatsapp message that shows multiple images in one
when the screen opens where you will see all images below each other, click the Select-button (top right)
now, in each picture a small circle outline will appear in it’s top left corner, and click those to select each picture (the circle will turn blue and a white checkmark will appear inside it)
if there are up to 5 pictures in total, you could also click the SelectAll-button (top left)
if there are 6 or more pictures, select the first 5 manually
then click the Export-button (the ‘square with an upward arrow’ icon, bottom left) and click the “Save 5 Images”-option from the menu
these 5 images will now be saved to your iOS Photos.app
Now, repeat this procedure for the next 5 pictures, and keep repeating this until all pictures are saved
I’ve been playing online multiplayer games like Fortnite for a while now on my MacBook Pro, but the built-in keyboard is starting to cramp my hands & fingers…
So I bought an (external) keyboard, and since there are hardly any gaming-keyboards for Mac, I got myself a PC-gaming keyboard that is supposed to work with Mac also : Trust GXT860 Thura.
I love the metal housing, the mechanical keys and the huge space-bar. I could learn to work with the PC-layout of the ALT and CMD keys, but isn’t there an option to swap or remap the layout of the keys on my Mac so I can use the keyboard blindly without any practicing ?
Yes, there is, and it’s even built into macOS.
To remap the keys of your (external) keyboard on macOS, do this :
make sure your external gaming-keyboard is connected to your MacBook using USB, RF or Bluetooth (even though a wireless connection is not recommended for gaming, it is optional)
if your external gaming-keyboard only has a USB-connector and your MacBook only has USB-C ports, use a USB-to-USB-C-adapter (e.g. this USB-C-connection cable or this USB-C-connection adapter or anything similar, most basic ones will do fine)
goto Apple-menu (top-left on your desktop)
select System Preferences from the pulldown menu
in the System Preferences window, click on the Keyboard icon
in the Keyboard window, click on the Keyboard tab
then, click on the “Modifier Keys” button (bottom right)
in the pulldown window, you can individually remap the function of any of the 4 keys that differ from Mac to PC
the standard Mac-layout (for desktop and external Mac-keyboards) is from-left-to-right : CTRL – ALT – CMD – SPACE – CMD – ALT – CTRL
the standard MacBook-layout (for internal MacBook-keyboards) is from-left-to-right : FN – CTRL – ALT – CMD – SPACE – CMD – ALT
the standard PC-layout (for desktop PCs and external Windows-keyboards) is from-left-to-right : CTRL – WIN – ALT – SPACE – ALTgr – FN – CTRL
the Trust GXT860 Thura keyboard-layout is from-left-to-right : CTRL – WIN – ALT – SPACE – ALTgr – FN – illumination – CTRL
check your PC-gaming keyboard to see it’s layout
in the pulldown-window, at “Select keyboard:” select your external gaming-keyboard from the list
then set the key-mapping to your liking : the key names (on the left side) stand for the actual keys on your keyboard, and on the right side you can choose the key-stroke they should invoke in macOS on your Mac
the default is everything the same on the left and the right side (of course…)
and if you want to blindly use the Mac-keyboard-layout on your PC-gaming keyboard, you should set it like this :
Caps Lock Key : Caps Lock
Control Key : Control
Option Key : Command [ connect the ALT-key to the Apple/CMD-keystroke ]
Command Key : Option [ connect the Windows-key to the Option/ALT-keystroke ]
…but you can choose any variation you like if that suits you better
I just upgraded the iOS 10 on my iPhone, but now the Personal Hotspot option that I need to connect my MacBook to my iPhone’s mobile internet connection has vanished from my Settings… it used to be listed right below the Mobile Data setting, but now it’s gone…
What is wrong ? Where did it go ?
For some unknown reason the update of iOS 10 seems to hide the Personal Hotspot option… it’s still there, but you have to dig a little deeper to get to it now…
Here’s how to get it back :
on your iPhone, go to Settings –> Mobile Data –> Personal Hotspot
now, if you switch it on there, it will work like before, and it will re-appear in the (first window) of Settings, directly below Mobile Data
While browsing the internet using Safari, I suddenly got a popup window which I can’t close. I expect it to be a scam, as there is only one button ; an OK-button.
As I don’t agree with the text I am supposed to agree on, and I don’t trust the sender either, I just want to close this popup-window. But the red ‘Close Window’-button is not responding, and I can’t switch to any other open browser windows either. Safari seems to hang.
I could of course restart Safari, but I have several windows open I haven’t saved yet and it would be a real hassle to loose them…
Isn’t there any way to shut this popup down without loosing any other open windows ?
The popup you have encountered is most definitely a scam-popup, as there is no option to ‘not agree’.
It’s rather simple to get out of this awkward situation :
shut down your WiFi-connection : goto the ‘piece-of-pie’ icon in the top menu bar of the Finder –> then select “Turn Wi-Fi Off” from the pulldown menu that appears
pull the ethernet-cable from your Mac
now you’re disconnected from the Internet, you can safely click on the OK-button in the popup-window
the popup-window will now close, and you will now be able to normally use Safari again
now close all other windows you don’t need to have open
even though you could now reconnect to WiFi- or Ethernet-internet, it’s recommended to do the following first
still without internet-connection, open a new browser window : File –> New Window (or just press the CMD + N key-combo)
then open the Reading List sidebar in that fresh window : View –> Show Reading List Sidebar (or just press the SHIFT + CMD + 2 key-combo)
now drag all open browser windows you want to keep to the reading list
when done, clear Safari’s history and website data : Safari –> Clear History…
in the popup window that opens asking you to “Clear history will delete related cookies and other website data.” click on the “Clear History”-button
then close Safari
then reconnect to the Internet (either via WiFi or Ethernet-cable)
and reopen Safari
…you can now find all previously open windows in the Reading List