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How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Posted July 31, 2012 at 5:33pm by iClarified
These are instructions on how to bring back the 'Save As' function to OS X Mountain Lion.

Step One
Open System Preferences from the Apple menu at the top left hand corner of your screen.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Step Two
Select Keyboard from the System Preferences window.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion


Step Three
Choose Keyboard Shortcuts from the tabs at the top of the Keyboard window.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Step Four
Select Application Shortcuts from the list on the left then choose All Applications from the list on the right.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Step Five
Click the + button below the list on the right to add a new shortcut. Name the shortcut Duplicate and input a keystroke combination of Command+Shift+Option+D then click Add.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Step Six
Click the + button again to add another shortcut. Name the shortcut Save As..., give it a keystroke combination of Command+Shift+S, and click Add.

**Important you must enter the three dots after 'Save As' using the Option+Semi-Colon command instead of inputing three separate dots.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion

Step Seven
Now the Save As option will appear under the file menu in the apps that support it. The keystroke shortcut will also work in all apps where it's useable.
How to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain LionHow to Restore 'Save As' Functionality to OS X Mountain Lion


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Zen
Zen - June 4, 2015 at 12:33am
Very useful! Why did Apple do away with these commands?
Brandon
Brandon - July 31, 2012 at 8:01pm
Or you can just press the alt key after you've clicked the menu button and it appears. :)
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