For all of my apps, the command+shift+s shortcut is not doing its expected "save as" function. I am assuming there is a conflict somewhere, but when I go to preferences -> keyboard -> shortcuts, there are no conflicts that I can find. This is driving me nuts... any thoughts?

I'm on El Cap 10.11.3 / MBP 15 (2015 model)

  • I believe "Save as" is generally Command + Alt + Shift + S, whereas "Duplicate" is generally Command + Shift + S, although that varies app-to-app (Pages it's Duplicate, Safari it's Save As for example.) – JMY1000 Feb 11 '16 at 1:23

Follow this guide, you'll be able to track down a few more places that may be interfering.

  1. System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Shortcuts
    • This is the obvious one that you'd think of. However, you said you've checked and can't find anything, so we'll move on
  2. System Preferences -> Dictation and Speech -> Text to Speech
    • It's unlikely, but possible that you bound "Speak selected text when the key is pressed" to something else (as I have.)
  3. ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.symbolichotkeys.plist
    • If you can't find anything else take a look here and see if you spot anything that's using the keys you want unbound.
  • An unlikely culprit.... Spotify Notifications app. Thanks for your answer, marked as correct. – user3308382 Feb 11 '16 at 15:24

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