Sometimes, you can't save the page you want (actually I don't know why this happens). How can I force the Safari to Save As?

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    do you have an example of a URL where you have the problem? Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 7:06
  • @LaurentBristiel Question has been edited. Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 8:57
  • hmm, interesting...do you have a JS setting that would prevent that ? (javaScript)
    – Ruskes
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 9:10

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Don't know the reason and don't reproduce the problem. But according to this question you should be able to override this by clicking on option at the same time.

  • that worked for me. Save As... was greyed out unless I held option.
    – dwightk
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 13:32
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    Actually you don’t have to hold Option in order to use Save As. It’s greyed out because you haven’t focused the cursor to the page. Command+S should probably work without using Option too.
    – sayzlim
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 13:47

This can happen when the page hasn't actually finished loading. Try pressing command-[period] to stop it loading, then try saving the page.


If others are trying to save an audio or video file that is opened directly in a tab, try to focus the location bar and press option-return.

If you open an audio or video file in Safari, select Save As, and set the format to Page Source, Safari just saves an empty file.

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