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An error occurred while saving the commentcraig commented
Its really poor UX to hide that link. Hiding it behind a shortcut isnt any good either - unless you can remember it 100% of the time.
There is absolutely no way Adobe, on a product that WE PAY FOR, should get to play god and choose where we can and cannot save and open documents from.
really really poor