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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: anw03 on Mar 16, '12 01:20:46PM

The Applescript is a very welcome and useful recovery of a very intutive and productive keyboard option I used countless times with a wide range of documents and draft files. The above reader "suggestions" are not relevant to me: the fact that Apple decided in its infinite and arbitrary wisdom to change a perfectly good and intuitive keyboard shortcut "Cmd-d" to select the "Don't Save" - where the "d" in the Cmd intuitively represents the "D" in the option - made for a much poorer and un-intuitive implementation in Lion. Substituting "Cmd-Delete" for "Cmd-d" is a mis-representation: because I am not Deleting a document, I am Not Saving a draft document that I had started.



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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: benwiggy on Mar 17, '12 04:24:40AM

Ah, but you are deleting a document. Because unsaved documents are actually saved.



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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: David Allen on Mar 17, '12 04:41:49PM

You appear to have written statements that contradict one another!

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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: benwiggy on Mar 22, '12 12:31:58AM

OK, then:

"Untitled documents that haven't been saved by the user are auto-saved by the OS. So when you close an Untitled document, you have to delete the auto-saved copies if you don't want it, rather than merely not save it."

Clear?



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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: flip on Mar 17, '12 09:28:57AM
They didn't change that hot key for no reason: Cmd-D has always been the hot key to jump to the Desktop folder in Finder and in Open dialogs. So by making this change in Save dialogs, they actually made things more intuitive (at least for new Mac users and for people who have no problems adapting to change—and remember, the ability to adapt is key to survival!).

Now about the new hot key, you may argue that not saving a document is different than deleting it, if you like to split hairs, but you gotta admit that the result is the same. And at least it's an easy one to remember.

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Activate the Don't Save button in Lion from the keyboard using AppleScript
Authored by: bretperry on Mar 20, '12 09:39:04AM

No, command-d had always been don't save. Also "Duplicate" in the Finder.
command-SHIFT-d is go to desktop.

command-delete is NOT a great choice, too easy to loose track of your focus, think you are doing command-d in a dialog, but don't realize you have a folder selected on server -- command-delete -- folder is deleted from server and gone forever as server has no trash can (unless command-z saves you).

I don't so much mind them changing it, but it would have been nice to TELL us, I am thankful for this post as I never would have guessed command-delete.
I DO wish one could change it, though, in a normal sys preferences manner, or at least thru terminal.



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