Command + S wont work in any program

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by techmonkey, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. techmonkey macrumors 6502a

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    Command + S is suppose to save a document, but this is not working in any program.

    Any ideas why? I didnt remap any keys.
     
  2. acearchie macrumors 68040

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    You might have installed a new program that also wants to use CMD + S and they have cancelled each other out...

    Check out your keyboard shortcuts in system preferances!

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I dont see CMD + S in the list.
     
  4. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    It's up to the program wether or not it uses that command to save. Yes, it's the convention and 99% of them do, but they don't necessarily have to AFAIK. What program's giving you problems?
     
  5. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Firefox, MS Office 2004, TextEdit, pretty much any program that should save with CMD+S.
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Can you still save through the File menus of those apps? Does Command-S appear next to the Save entries in those menus?
     
  7. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, I can use the pull down menu, File->Save. Yes, it also shows the CMD symbol + S next to it.
     
  8. techmonkey thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    UPDATE:

    I got it working again. I found the thread below about someone having trouble with Command + C. It turns out I have something in my Login Items called "speechsynthesis server". When I disabled it, Command+S is working again. I have no idea what speechsynthesis server is or how it was added to my Login Items. Any ideas?

    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=5842647
     
  9. teacamper macrumors newbie

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    I had the same problem. Killing the speech synthesis makes everything work again. A strange note though, I went into Dreamweaver's keyboard shortcut preferences. When I try to enter a custom shortcut, CMD S appears as CMD C. Its like my S key turns into the C key, but only when CMD is held. Strange.
     

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