I put some more thought into how I use the resize-by-10 keyboard shortcut: To me, it’s easier than the
Cmd + Shift + Option + arrow shortcut because the latter requires contorting the left hand to hit all three keys. And how they’re configured on the Mac, I feel like I have to look down at the keyboard to check I’m hitting them - it’s just not a natural combination.
To me, much simpler to just hold
Shift and nudge the size input. Course, I realize it only expands in two of the four directions you might want, but it feels like it’s less of a cognitive load than switching between
Cmd + Shift + Option and
Cmd + Alt when you get close, plus thinking about which side you want to push out, and taking my eyes off the keyboard. (Or who knows, maybe I’ll adjust after a few more days!)
I became a designer because I don’t like to think, and this new workaround and keyboard shortcut is clearly a new exercise for the brain!