I find myself doing this repeatedly out of habit and wonder if I'm not the only one.

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    This isn't necessarily a bad idea, but aren't you used to forms from other websites? No website has you fill out a form and then hit Ctrl+s to submit it Aug 9, 2011 at 2:19
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    So switch to a text editor for composing your posts... Aug 9, 2011 at 10:42
  • Of course I'm use to forms on other websites, but this site wouldn't be as successful as it is by being just like "other websites". The main place I think it makes sense is when you're editing content "in-place" like when you edit a post or comment and it's not a separate form, it just turns to a field. I think it's very intuitive and would resurrect an essentially useless key combo. Aug 9, 2011 at 14:06

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While ⌘S isn't a key combo that I hit very often when using my browser, I am strongly opposed to a web site taking over standard keyboard commands. ⌘L, ⌘Q, ⌘O, ⌘H, ⌘R, ⌘S -- these (and really anything (on the Mac) using the command key) should be used to control the browser, not the site.

  • I do see your point, and in general I agree with you, but the "save" combo is all but useless in a browser context, Google Docs does this with great convenience in my opinion. Aug 9, 2011 at 14:05

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