|August 23rd, 2020
I got a cheap no-name
three pedal foot switch for $35 shipped. I suspect it's not the most
durable option, but it's cheap enough that if it breaks I can easily
replace it. It comes with (useless-to-me) Windows-only software to
program it, but out of the box the three foot switches send
c. I installed the open source tool
to remap them. First I needed to tell Karabiner to only affect the
USB vendor id 1452 (0x5AC) is Apple, so I could tell that the foot pedal was the remaining device. Then I needed to configure what I want it to happen:
The reason for using open square bracket (
[) is that it's
the gmail keyboard shortcut for "archive this email message and take
me to the next unread message."
By itself this is definitely not enough to make my wrists happy again, but it takes a substantial load off them, and lets me handle my email mostly hands-free. If I had a one-off repetitive task I needed to do, I would consider setting up a temporary remapping just for that task. At some point I also might consider setting up something to let me use this hardware to control my rhythm stage setup.