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What happened to Save As?

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  • Willie Nelson Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2013 8:45 PM (in response to Jezra)

    Well, I love you too, for saying thanks. Most happy to help, even a little bit!

  • DChord568 Calculating status...
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    Jul 17, 2013 8:47 PM (in response to Jezra)

    Jezra wrote:

     

    Why has it taken months and months on this forum for the fact that holding down your Option key while clicking the "File" menu option causes "Save As" to appear to emerge???

     

    Maybe because you didn't look carefully enough.

     

    This information is contained in this post, which appeared almost exactly a month ago, just seven posts before yours!

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Jul 17, 2013 11:06 PM (in response to Jezra)

    Jezra wrote:

     

    "Why has it taken months and months on this forum for the fact that holding down your Option key while clicking the "File" menu option causes "Save As" to appear to emerge???"

     

    This discussion began in 2011, when OS X v10.7 (Lion) was the current version of OS X. That was the version in which Save as... was removed and replaced with Duplicate. In Lion, pressing the option key did not change the Duplicate menu item in the File menu to Save as...

     

    "months and months" later, Apple released a new OS X version, v10.8 (Mountain Lion), in which Save as... was returned to the File menu, but required pressing the option key to reveal and choose. Soon after that (on the day of its release, as I recall), "the fact that holding down your Option key while clicking the "File" menu option causes "Save As" to appear" emerged in this forum. It is difficult for a 'fact' to emerge before it becomes a 'fact.'

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 4:40 AM (in response to Barry)

    Barry wrote:

     

    Jezra wrote:

     

    "Why has it taken months and months on this forum for the fact that holding down your Option key while clicking the "File" menu option causes "Save As" to appear to emerge???"

     

    This discussion began in 2011, when OS X v10.7 (Lion) was the current version of OS X. That was the version in which Save as... was removed and replaced with Duplicate. In Lion, pressing the option key did not change the Duplicate menu item in the File menu to Save as...

     

    "months and months" later, Apple released a new OS X version, v10.8 (Mountain Lion), in which Save as... was returned to the File menu, but required pressing the option key to reveal and choose. Soon after that (on the day of its release, as I recall), "the fact that holding down your Option key while clicking the "File" menu option causes "Save As" to appear" emerged in this forum. It is difficult for a 'fact' to emerge before it becomes a 'fact.'

     

    Regards,

    Barry

    One month ago on June 18, in this thread, this appeared.

    Screen Shot 2013-07-18 at 6.37.02 AM.png

    I saw it, others saw it, you failed to see it.

  • Jezra Calculating status...
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    Jul 18, 2013 5:23 AM (in response to Csound1)

    Thanks, Barry. That clarifies.

  • Barry Level 7 Level 7 (29,095 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:21 PM (in response to Csound1)

    @ Csound1

     

    "I saw it, others saw it, you failed to see it...

    ...One month ago on June 18, in this thread, this appeared."

     

    I think your reply is misdirected, Csound1.

     

    The first mention in this thread of the reappearance of Save as.. in ML was posted on or about January 28, 2013. I (and others, probably including you) saw it then.

     

    Regards,

    Barry

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:24 PM (in response to Barry)

    Yes, I just went back to the last occurrence rather than looking for all occurrences. And the reply was misdirected, looking for my hair shirt now

  • oxcart Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:28 PM (in response to Csound1)

    I am glad I'm not the only person that does not remember things... like the PDF article covered in notes in my hand writing of which I have no recollection..

  • oxcart Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:37 PM (in response to oxcart)

    While I'm signed in, I would just like to concur with the comment about adding extra keystrokes:

     

    Why should I do apple-shift-F for a find-by-file-name seach, which is the only one worth doing?

     

    Why should I have to type quotes around my search term in preview?

     

    Actually, for me this is a serious issue.  Preview is the only Apple software, apart from Safari, which is better than the competition... in all respects bar one!  Whupped with the ugly-stick if you ask me.

  • Csound1 Level 7 Level 7 (32,255 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:48 PM (in response to oxcart)

    oxcart wrote:

     

    While I'm signed in, I would just like to concur with the comment about adding extra keystrokes:

     

    Why should I do apple-shift-F for a find-by-file-name seach, which is the only one worth doing?

    Because it doesn't work if you don't ?

  • DChord568 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Jul 18, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to oxcart)

    oxcart wrote:

     

    While I'm signed in, I would just like to concur with the comment about adding extra keystrokes:

     

    Why should I do apple-shift-F for a find-by-file-name seach, which is the only one worth doing?

     

    My turn to learn something. I didn't even know you could do this.

     

    I guess my annoyance and having to type this combination is tempered by learning that it's possible at all. I agree that Apple has totally screwed up its once very well implemented Find File function and made it several degrees of magnitide less useful and harder to work with than it once was.

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