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Reset your keys to default, close citra and configure again or with citra closed, delete qt-config.ini.
backup your account token first or just get it again from https://profile.citra-emu.org/
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Just to be clear, are you trying to manually edit key inputs on the qt-config.ini file or through the citra UI?
mainly what it keeps doing is whenever I go to save the qt-config.ini it reverts back to what it was before
finally got it to specify the required key combinations