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I know it's probably a bit naughty, but it would be nice for Stack Exchange to prevent the default actions from occurring for Ctrl+S and Cmd+S on its sites. Instead of opening the browser's save dialog box, those commands should submit the current post.

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Just use TAB then SPACE instead if it really bugs you having to use the mouse. –  Barry Jan 24 '12 at 13:42
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EVEN LOTUS NOTES uses CTRL+S as a SAVE DOCUMENT feature. Why on earth would you change it? –  JNK Jan 24 '12 at 16:28
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No.

It's up to me to decide how I want to use a website. Same with opening a link in a Window, I decide my browsing habits. I know ctrl-s saves the page (or document) it's universally accepted. With questions having a regular auto-save...why is there a need?

If you're still convinced, ask a question over at UserExperience.SE and see what they say about replacing a well-known key shortcut with a different one.

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because nobody saves a webpage with a form on it, they either want to submit the form by "accidentally" hitting ctrl+s or they mean to save the resultant webpage to file instead of the one with a form on it. –  user152642 Jan 24 '12 at 11:40
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because nobody saves a webpage with a form on it ... so, you now speak for everyone and/or know everyones usage of the site? –  Time Traveling Bobby Jan 24 '12 at 11:44
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I've never, in 20 years of using the web, hit Ctrl-S to submit a form. Ctrl-S is "Save". Universally. –  squillman Jan 24 '12 at 11:45
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Ask people what they would use Ctrl-S for. I bet 100% of the time you would get "saving" rather than "submit" as an answer. –  tombull89 Jan 24 '12 at 11:46
    
yes, you are right. But in that context. What are they "saving", the post. That's what someone is saving at that moment in time. –  user152642 Jan 24 '12 at 14:34
    
Altering the applications default behavior that is generally the default for not just that application but just about every other application on the platform is generally a bad UI decision... –  Bart Silverstrim Jan 24 '12 at 14:59
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I'm all for a hotkey to post an answer, but why on earth Ctrl+S?

Ctrl+Enter would make more sense and isn't used for anything right now.

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