Command + S not working

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by amadues, Sep 22, 2012.

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    amadues

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    #1
    Hey guys,

    I'm stuck with a problem here.
    The shortcut Cmd + S stops working a few minutes after I log in to my user account. It'll work for some time after I log in but then will stop working.
    After that, it doesn't work in any application.
    The shortcut is still listed in the File option of every application. And I can save by clicking on that.

    I googled & searched and found a few threads with a similar problem. Their solutions included removing the speech program from the login items but I have only HardwareGrowler and Alfred in mine.
    I tried removing them also, but same problem.

    Cmd + S hasn't been assigned as some other option's shortcut in the Keyboard Shortcuts part of System Preferences either.

    I'm running Lion on a late 2008 Aluminum 13" Macbook.

    Hope you guys can help.
    Thanks a lot either way. :)
     
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    amadues

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    Okay, so I booted into Safe Mode and Command + S is working exactly as it should in all the applications for extended periods of time.
    So, it's most probably a 3rd party application which is causing this problem.

    Any thoughts on how to narrow it down to a particular app?

    I have only 3 items in my Login Items list.
    • Hardware Growler
    • JiTouch
    • Alfred

    All of which I executed in Safe Mode and the shortcut is still working.
     
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    #3
    al alternate idea - toss the plist for your keyboard preferences and let it be rebuilt.
     
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    amadues

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    Which file would I be looking at exactly? I googled but I'm not too sure..
    Thank for the help, btw.
     
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    amadues

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    I've been looking for that file but sadly, I can't.
    the terminal command sudo rm /Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist and Easy Find can't find it either.
     
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    #7
    Change that to sudo rm ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.keyboardtype.plist. The post you were replying to specified the user library, but didn't use that path convention.

    jW
     
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    amadues

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    Thank you for the reply, but i'm still getting the same error.
    "no such file of directory"

    How should I proceed now?
     

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