“One of the more bizarre changes that Apple introduced in OS X Lion was completely abandoning the ‘Save As…’ option in documents,” John Brownlee opines for Cult of mac.
“Apple’s idea, of course, was to simplify saving files so that it worked more like iOS. They wanted to help make the file system invisible, so that when you’re working on a document, it automatically saves itself,” Brownlee writes. “All of the revisions are available, allowing you to switch back to old versions if you need to reference an older “copy” of the document. There’s no reason to ‘Save As’ anything.”
Brownlee writes, “In OS X Mountain Lion, Apple’s re-introducing ‘Save as…’ [But]… it’s still hidden and unavailable from menus, but instead only accessible through a convoluted keyboard shortcute: Command-Shift-Option-S.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: “Save As…” in OS X Lion is File>Duplicate, then “Save” (Apple-S… oops, sorry: Command-S) that file. You get a “Save As” dialog box where you can name it, file it where you want it and everything. Just like old times! Still, we guess that being able to mash out a four-fingered keyboard command might save a millisecond here and there, so okay, whatever.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Arline M.” for the heads up.]