~Dear Mac Users: you’re welcome~
If you used Mac OS X 10.7 (aka “Lion”) then you probably noticed that one of the many changes that Apple made was taking away “Save As” and replacing it with “Duplicate” which was stupid and which everyone hated.
(Hey, even Apple makes mistakes.)
If you’ve upgraded to Mountain Lion (aka 10.8) you may have heard that “Save As” is back, but it’s hidden. Basically you have to use the Option key to see that it exists, which means that a lot of people aren’t going to see that it exists.
But you can get it back very simply. It will take you 2 minutes.
I explain it all here but the summary is this:
- Go to System Preferences » Keyboard » Keyboard Shortcuts
- Select “Application Shortcuts” in the left column
- Click the “+” under the right column
- Create a new keyboard shortcut for “Duplicate” under “All Applications”
- (Optional) Re-map “Save As…” to Command+Shift+S as $DEITY intended
It should look like this when you are finished:
You may have to quit and relaunch any application that was open when you made the change.