How to change the default save location from icloud in osx mountain lion and newer.
The default save location for icloud enabled apps is no longer on your own hard-drive. Textedit, keynote, pages, etc are all icloud enabled now, so when saving, the save dialog opens with iCloud. You can change this default save location to be your mac instead.
It’s easy enough to change the default save location from iCloud, you have to open a terminal
applications > utilities > terminal
cmd+space to open spotlight, and type terminal.
Once opened, paste or type the following:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool false
To change it back to icloud as the default save location paste, or type:
defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSDocumentSaveNewDocumentsToCloud -bool true