Ctrl+S doesn't work for me on any of the sites.

When my cursor is focused in the textarea and I hit Ctrl+S I get the browser default of saving the entire webpage rather than saving my draft.

I'm using Firefox 3.6.12. Is anyone else having this problem?

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    Repro on IE8, XP. Ctrl+S ain't doing anything here.
    – Grace Note StaffMod
    Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 18:35
  • Ditto for me in Chrome (dev), but the periodic saving is working. Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 18:54
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    Confirmed ... somebody made this go away ...
    – waffles
    Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 23:34

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This was removed, it was 50+ lines of javascript, served literally millions of times a day, for what is effectively an easter egg.

Posts are auto-saved as drafts every 45 seconds; nothing else needs to be done.

update: If you would like to have a "save right now button" George Edison graciously submitted a user script to do this at Manual Draft Save - Save a draft on demand

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    There really should be a button or some option to force the save then. I really don't want to have to wait until it autosaves if I must close the browser or otherwise navigate away from the page. Commented Nov 11, 2010 at 8:56
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    @JeffM: ...and done! stackapps.com/questions/2086/… Commented Feb 20, 2011 at 21:05

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