Photoshop CC 2018: "Save" (Cmd-S) is forcing a "Save As" (macOS)

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I think this is a bug, but am not sure. I certainly don't think this is intended behavior, but frequently, when I try to do a normal save (Cmd-S) on a Photoshop file I've created (and on which I've already done a "Save As"), it'll bring up the "Save As" dialog box instead of just doing a regular save over the document.

I had recently added a couple responses in the Adobe Community forums ( and was directed here.

I made a quick YouTube video of this behavior in action (also found in one of my Adobe Community forum posts). It can be found here:

Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on this one.

Thank you!
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I was working with a different customer this AM who was seeing this. Apparently it was an issue with the Extensis Auto-Activation plug-in. Updating to the current version of Extensis and Photoshop correct the problem.