I’m dealing with RSI issues in my hands and researching a foot pedal to use instead of a mouse. There’s one by Kinesis, one by a smaller Michigan based company, and some generic ones on Amazon. I’m hoping that, regardless of the software provided by each one, I could theoretically program the buttons with Keyboard Maestro and/or Karabiner Elements. Has anyone used any of these? Any experience with this? Anything to watch out for? Thanks!
How about one of these kinds of things. I believe they are basically bluetooth keyboards in disguise.
I just posted a related question, inspired by this one, on the Keyboard Maestro forum:
I’ve got one set up now that works with KM (via Karabiner). Text below copied from MPU thread. Foot Pedal Recommendations? - #2 by BiggKhalil - Tech Support - MPU Talk
I’ve got one of the knockoff ones from Amazon arriving today! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08MC456TC
(got the idea from this week’s MPU episode).
Works out of the box with Karabiner elements. Initially (mine at least) is a b key, so I could just remap b from that device onto F20 (or anything else), and then it works fine with KM. However, it is only a single press - so holding it down doesn’t register as holding (which is my target use). Instructions say I’ll need to boot into windows to change the pedal settings, so I’ll try that sometime in the future. Just wanted to update here to let you know that if you just want it as a KM trigger it works.