Useful Consumer Review

All Emacs users, at one point or another, feel like they need a pedal to get all the keystrokes in. But now I could actually use one: I’ve got a blogging project that requires using a scanner, and triggering that with a foot would mean less bending to reach the keyboard.

So I got an iKKEGOL USB Foot Control Action Switch Pedal and was excited to see just what obscure HID keycode it’s generating. (These things usually pretend to be keyboards, which makes for easy integration without any drivers and stuff.)

So I connect the pedal and start up xev and:

“b”? It sends “b”!?! “b”!!!

OK, I can work with that for the scanning thing, but “b”!?!?

“b”!!!1!?

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