Is there a more convenient work-around for Apple's decision to drop the "save as" command than clicking on duplicate, then save the copy which then displays the file structure?

I have tried the app "Default Folders" and it does not solve the problem (at least in my hands).

thanks for your assistance

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    I found this article very useful, not only for work-arounds but also as a general commentary on Apple's new document model: tidbits.com/article/13187
    – Richard
    Aug 28 '12 at 11:28
  • And that article indeed contains a workaround, which still works in High Sierra: "You can return the Save As… command to the File menu with it's traditional key command by adding it as a Keyboard Shortcut: 1. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu and go to Keyboard/Keyboard Shortcuts 2. Choose Application Shortcuts from the list on the left 3. Click the plus button [+] at the bottom to add a new shortcut 3. Type Save As… with the ellipsis for the Menu Title 4. Use the traditional Command+Shift+S (or anything to your liking) for the Keyboard Shortcut 5. Finally, click Add"
    – theorist
    Dec 30 '17 at 19:31

I'm afraid not. You could, though, add a shortcut to the Duplicate command, to make it more like the Save as. To do so just:

  1. Go to System Preferences / Keyboard / Keyboard Shortcuts.
  2. Select Application Shortcuts and click the add button.
  3. Set it to All Applications and enter Duplicate as Menu Title. It's case sensitive, so make sure it's written with a capital D.
  4. Choose a keyboard shortcut and hit Add.

Mountain Lion, by the way, has the Save As command back. Holding down Option while clicking the File menu, will turn the Duplicate command into Save as....

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