Mountain Lion's Save As isn't what it once was
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:15 AM
We will keep buying Used and Refurb Macs that can run Snow Leopard. It Just Works!!! Getting harder to do with Laptops and iMacs but thankfully they took so long to tweak the Mac Pro, 99% of the Mac Pros that have been sold by Apple can run Snow Leopard.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:17 AM
Or did Apple hire Rube Goldberg away from Microsoft (after his long career working on Windows interface design)?
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:30 AM
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:35 AM
I agree that "This seems like a half-baked HI change in favor of some abstract idea about how people should work, rather than how they actually work".
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:50 AM
I don't think that phrase means what you think it means. That would imply that the change was made without intent or expectation of a tangible benefit. I submit they they did intend and expect it, and also that they achieved it.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:54 AM
What people are complaining about is that their system of creating manual save-points doesn't work the same any more. What those people would do was create new versions of their documents, e.g., doc1.doc, doc2.doc, doc2a.doc, etc. Congratulations, Apple has removed that burden from you. Did you forget to create a manual save point? The automatic save has you covered.
But wait, they broke Save As, didn't they? No, they didn't. Save As doesn't work independently of automatic saves. They're still going on. When you choose to Save As you're saving the document with a new name. That's it. Not creating a manual save point. You want to create an experimental document for test changes? No problem. Do Save As and make those changes. If you make them first, you're changing the original. When you Save As all of those automatic saves _have already happened_. Save As doesn't magically make them go away. It's working as designed. It's working the way any rational human being would want it to. But, again, if you hate that, fine, Save As before you start making your experimental changes, not after.