Ever since Apple launched iCloud in 2011 along with Mac OSX Lion, I have been frustrated all my apple apps (Pages, Textedit, etc.) defaulting to save my files on iCloud rather than on my Macintosh HD. Those few extra clicks to get from the iCloud save location back to my internal hard drive wasted time in my workflow, and made me think that there must be a better way. Thanks to Rob Lefebvre at Cult of Mac I learned the secret to changing the default save location!
And it is simple!
1. Open Terminal by search for it in spotlight. 2. Cope and paste in the following command and hit enter.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
That's it! All your iCloud applicable apps will now display the traditional Macintosh HD as the default save location!
If for any reason you would like to switch back, simply open terminal again and paste the following code and hit enter.
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool true
Thanks for reading!