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I find myself struggling with keyboard shorts that require pressing Cmd and Opt at the same time. I have been using my third and fourth fingers on my left hand press Command and Option respectively, but this means for Cmd-Opt-S, I have to use my right hand to press S.

I also tried using the thumb but sometimes I miss either the Cmd or Opt.

What is the preferred way to execute such keyboard shortcuts?

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    There's no preferred way to press key combinations - it's what works for you. Is there something that you're having difficulty with that it's not feasible for you? If so, please detail so we can address a specific objective problem. – Allan Aug 16 '17 at 20:12
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    Try your thumb and fourth finger. But ultimately this is entirely subjective and will likely depend on whatever key you press in combination, as well as the physical layout (spacing) of your specific keyboard. – user11633 Aug 16 '17 at 20:25
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    Since Apple is extremely conscious of their design choice, I'm pretty sure they figure it out hand and finger ergonomics when design their keyboard and shortcuts. Coming from Windows and Linux I can't adapt that quickly to Mac shortcuts, and I'd like some guidelines, specially on keyboard ergonomics. – Spidey Jul 3 at 8:54
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When I need to hit command and either control or option,I generally use my left middle and fore fingers, sometimes middle and thumb, sometimes pinky and thumb.

However, it's not especially often I end up needing more than one modifier key at the same time (ie, I usually only need command or option or control with another key - not together).

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