Android and USB footswitch

Klaus major-k klaus at
Mon Jul 17 06:02:24 EDT 2023

Hi friends,

FYI: I solved the problem!

1. For testing I ordered the cheapest USB footswitch fom Mr. Pesos -> 15.99 Euro
2. Also ordered an USB-A to Micro-USB adapter
3. Downloaded the software for setting up the footswitch, there is even a Mac version!
4. Configured the footswitch to act as a mouseclick
5. Tested with a quick LC app on my Android tablet and...
... IT WORKS, hooray! :-)

The P.S. in my initial posting is still waiting for an answer. :-)

> Am 25.05.2023 um 17:22 schrieb Klaus major-k via use-livecode <use-livecode at>:
> Hi friends,
> I'm still an active musician (bass guitar) and am currently playing in four bands.
> Nowadays bulky music stands on stage are OUT and tablets are IN!
> So I am considering to create a little app for myself to display PDF leadsheets 
> (= lyrics and chord symbols) on an Andorid tablet, which I still have to buy. :-)
> There are some USB footswitches, and I would like to use one of them to browse 
> through the (multipage) PDFs (next page, previous page).
> Anyone knows if these switches will act like an "external keyboard", means if they 
> will just send any RAWKEY that I could catch in LC? 
> Or will I need something created with LCB to do so?
> Thanks for any hint!

Since PDFs are not accessible via "mobilepickmedia" are there ANY other ways to add 
some PDFs later without having to download them from some URL?



Klaus Major
klaus at

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