Ever since I’ve switched to Mac OS X I liked its shortcut modifiers more than the ones available on Windows / Linux. While I do agree that sometimes you lose count of the number of modifier keys that you have to press in order to get something done, most of the cases that claim is just FUD.
The ergonomy of the Mac has also made its way into how shortcuts are defined. The
Command key, positioned where
Alt is on PC keyboards, is
definitely better positioned when it comes to using that key as your main modifier for shortcuts. Call it the power of habit, but every time I
switch to a PC I find myself pressing the
Alt key instead of
Control. And that’s because
Alt is in a handier position.