“Save As…” – make it work again!!!

If you’ve lost the ability to “Save As…” and you’re on a Mac with Lion or Mt. Lion (not sure about Mavericks and later versions) here’s how you change the “duplicate” feature back to “Save As…

System Preferences • Keyboard • Keyboard Shortcuts • Application Shortcuts

FIRST – change the keyboard shortcut for “Duplicate”

  • press the “+” button
  • make sure Application is set for “All Applications”
  • in Menu Title, type Duplicate
  • Keyboard Shortcut box, hold down the command key (and) shift key (and) d at the same time
  • click “Add”

NOW – change the keyboard shortcut for “Save As…”

  • press the “+” button
  • make sure Application is set for “All Applications”
  • in Menu Title, type Save As… (don’t forget the )
  • Keyboard Shortcut box, hold down the command key (and) shift key (and) s at the same time
  • click “Add”

THAT’S IT!

Save As...

The other option, if you don’t want to change the default keyboard shortcut is to hold down the alt/option key when you’re in the File Menu.
If you don’t hold the alt/option key you won’t see the Save As… option; pressing the alt/option key reveals it.

I hope this helps you should you be searching for a fix, since Apple won’t fix it.

 

I’ll credit this article from cnet as my source for this fix:
http://www.cnet.com/news/apple-returns-save-as-to-mountain-lion/