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Old Jan 20th, 2017, 11:29 PM   #11
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Wow, thanks...

That worked like a charm.

So now the question - what is the downside of doing this?
I assume I will have to do this little set up everytime I upgrade the OS - but that is a very small price to pay.
This also seems to solve the other annoyance I had where the original file disappears (when using the method of holding the option key down) and one has to hit the "revert" button (or a name to that effect) to keep the original file.

I'm going to start to record the other annoyances with ElCapitan - maybe there are simple fixes like this one for those too.
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Old Jan 21st, 2017, 12:26 PM   #12
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to record the other annoyances with ElCapitan - maybe there are simple fixes like this one for those too.

That's why google and bing can be your useful friend with some web searches.

Just enter your question/problem into your browser's address bar and check some of the hits and results.
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Old Jan 21st, 2017, 01:13 PM   #13
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I do use google - also did in this case but that was a while back when I first encountered this problem.
The only work-around at that time that came up was using the option key to change "Duplicate" to "Save As..."

The 'permanent fix' via the keyboard shortcut wasn't shown at that time - at least google didn't bring it up.

But regardless - I find that the advice/information I get here on ehMac is usually much better and more trustworthy than what google brings up
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krs,

BTW; Did you get your original "read/write" permissions problem sorted out???

Possibly using Disk Utility repairs or its first aid???
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BTW; Did you get your original "read/write" permissions problem sorted out???
Not really...

After I opened the pdf file with Acrobat I left it like that.

Just went back to try to open that pdf with Preview and it opened as if nothing had ever happened.

But I have seen similar behaviour with ElCapitan before - something doesn't work the way it should (and did before) and after one tries a work-a-round (assuming there is one), the problem suddenly disappears.

It seems a lot of code was rewritten and it's not as robust as the earlier versions of OS X.
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Old Feb 11th, 2017, 02:33 PM   #16
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Just had the same issue opening jpg images with Preview.
I had 26 images I as working on - 21 opened fine and suddenly the last 5 wouldn't open andgave a message that permissions were preventing the file from opening and to correct permissions.
Except that permissions were fine when I checked.
Those images also opened with every other image application I had.

Eventually I decided to close preview and launch it again - problem disappeared on all of the five problem images.

Posting this here for future reference.
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I use Preview daily and have noticed this type of weird behaviour on occasion to as well as other issues with gif files too. Very flaky in Sierra for whatever reason, but only on occasion.
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It seems a lot of code was rewritten and it's not as robust as the earlier versions of OS X.
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I use Preview daily and have noticed this type of weird behaviour on occasion to as well as other issues with gif files too. Very flaky in Sierra for whatever reason, but only on occasion.


Why is it that they seem to have to re-write so much code with a newer OS and manage to screw up so much stuff rather than just improve things and keep the good reliable working code???

It seems a lot of Apple OS code gets changed just for the sake of some change rather than actually improving some stuff for some reason.

But it is nice when some improvements have been made and they actually work, but then again if they didn't, they wouldn't be improvements would they???
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