One of my biggest gripes with OS 10.7 is that nearly every app has ditched “Save As” in favour of the much dumber and more confusing “Export”. While you can’t bring back “Save As” completely, you can bring back its keyboard shortcut. Here’s how.
Cult of Mac rounds up a number of different ways to sort of bring back Save As, but the easiest solution comes from OS X Daily, who just assigns the old Save As keyboard shortcut to the Export function. To do this:
- Open up System Preferences and go to Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts.
- Choose Application Shortcuts from the left sidebar, and click the plus sign to create a new shortcut.
- For “All Applications”, create a shortcut with the menu title “Export…” (without the quotes). Set it to Shift+Command+S, the old keyboard shortcut for Save As.
- Click Add and exit System preferences
Even if you didn’t know that shortcut before, now you’ve learned it, and you can reach the… ahem… “Save As” menu a bit quicker than you did in the old days. It doesn’t work exactly the same as it used to, but it’s pretty close. Hit the link to read more, and head to Cult of Mac for more solutions on bringing back Save As.
How to “Save As” in Mac OS X Lion with an “Export” Shortcut [OS X Daily via Cult of Mac]