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Ctrl S not working in Notepad only - Windows 8.1 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi.

    I have a Lenovo Y50 laptop with Windows 8.1 in Italian. I recently found out that the hotkey Ctrl + S is not working on the default Windows Notepad.

    • Other hotkeys with Ctrl are working.
    • File -> Save is working.
    • Close Window -> Save is working.
    • Only Ctrl + S is not working.
    • My Ctrl and S key are working.

    I also tested it on another laptop (Alienware with Windows 8.1) and Ctrl S is not working on the default Windows Notepad.

    This is not really an issue since I use other software (for example Notepad++, where Ctrl + S works), but it's more of a bug report... If this is the wrong place to report it, please tell me where to report it.

    Friday, June 5, 2015 3:16 PM

Answers

  • Hi DanieleEsposito,

    Thanks for updating.
    I made a test again, I installed the Italian language on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine and changed all the configurations to Italy.
    The "Ctrl+S" of the Notepad worked all the time. There may be some other reasons to be digged out deeply. We can configured other language as preferred and changed it back to reset the keyboard configuration to have a check.
    Since this issue won`t be reproduced, I am afraid it`s not reasonable to report it as a bug. A bug should be reproduced all the time.

    Best regards


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    Monday, June 8, 2015 9:23 AM
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  • Open CMD as Admin  and type:

    sfc /scannow

    That should repair any system files.


    S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

    Friday, June 5, 2015 10:45 PM
  • Hi DanieleEsposito,

    I have checked the "Ctrl +S" of the Notepad on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine and it can work very well.

    My Windows 8.1 machine is configured with "EN-US" language.

    I suspect this may be related to the language configuration. What is the language configuration of the other Windows 8.1 machine?
    If it is possible, we can install the English language package and configure it as preferred to have a troubleshoot.

    Best regards


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    Monday, June 8, 2015 8:42 AM
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  • Thank you very much, the language seems to be the problem. I have logged in with the administrator account which was set in English, and Ctrl+S properly worked.

    I am not interested in solving this issue on my machine because I use more advanced text editors, but I just want to make a report: the fact that Ctrl+S does not work in Notepad (even when Notepad clearly says that the Save hotkey is Ctrl + S) is definitely a bug. So how can I report this bug?

    Monday, June 8, 2015 8:51 AM
  • Hi DanieleEsposito,

    Thanks for updating.
    I made a test again, I installed the Italian language on my Windows 8.1 Enterprise machine and changed all the configurations to Italy.
    The "Ctrl+S" of the Notepad worked all the time. There may be some other reasons to be digged out deeply. We can configured other language as preferred and changed it back to reset the keyboard configuration to have a check.
    Since this issue won`t be reproduced, I am afraid it`s not reasonable to report it as a bug. A bug should be reproduced all the time.

    Best regards


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Monday, June 8, 2015 9:23 AM
    Moderator
  • Thanks for your reply. I'll mark the thread as answered to close the issue.
    Monday, June 8, 2015 9:26 AM
  • I also have the same problem, with Windows 10, Language: Italian, Keyboard: Italian (recently upgraded from Windows 7)

    I think the reason is, that since Windows XP, the Notepad shortcuts where translated in italian.. including the keys to use! In every language, the "File-->Save" shortcuts was Ctrl+S. In Italian, and in Windows XP, the "correct" shortcut was: SHIFT+F12 (MAIUSC+F12). 

    I don't remember how did it work in Windows 8. 

    In Windows 10, the notepad.exe interface was rewritten, but I guess something remained from previous versions. 

    In windows XP, MAIUSC+F12 (means shift+f12)  worked. 

    ( please look into www.francescobrunetta.it/public/notepad.jpg )

    In Windows 10, CTRL+S is not working. SHIFT-F12 DOES.

    ( please look into www.francescobrunetta.it/public/note10.jpg )

    I could provide a snapshot for both interfaces.. but seems I'm not able to post images or links, here, so look it by yourself :-)

    Daniele - I guess that if you try with SHIFT+F12 you can save your text file...?




    Wednesday, June 1, 2016 11:18 AM
  • I'm on Windows 10 (Italian) too and CTRL-S doesn't work, while SHIFT-F12 does.

    Thanks

    Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:24 PM
  • I'm on Windows 10 (Italian) too and CTRL-S doesn't work, while SHIFT-F12 does.

    Thanks

    Same problem here! Win 10 Pro ITA, CTRL-S doesn't work.. SHIFT-F12 work fine!

    Monday, September 12, 2016 5:01 PM
  • I'm on Windows 10 (Italian) too and CTRL-S doesn't work, while SHIFT-F12 does.

    Thanks

    Same problem here! Win 10 Pro ITA, CTRL-S doesn't work.. SHIFT-F12 work fine!

    THIS IS indeed a bug on the Italian version, even though it is showing "CTRL+S" to save, it does not work! While "SHIFT+F12" is working...

    • Edited by Xriuk Friday, February 3, 2017 3:06 PM
    Friday, February 3, 2017 3:06 PM
  • The "Ctrl+S" of the Notepad worked all the time. There may be some other reasons to be digged out deeply. We can configured other language as preferred and changed it back to reset the keyboard configuration to have a check.

    Since this issue won`t be reproduced, I am afraid it`s not reasonable to report it as a bug. A bug should be reproduced all the time.

    same issue here, and that's how MS solves problems.
    Way to go!

    Regards

    Saturday, January 27, 2018 11:58 PM