Footswitch - 1.3

Adapted to cope with the move by LibreOffice to Gtk3 and Ubuntu dropping the gksu package.

Release Details

Footswitch (LibreOffice version) is a media player in its own right.

Built using the python bindings for LibreOffice it listens to the foot pedal
and calls the functions which you have assigned to them.

Other flavours of footswitch are available, which are only for Linux
and run separately from but in conjunction with LibreOffice Writer.
There are versions based on both the Vlc and Gstreamer media players.
For details visit

- Uses Gstreamer bindings in LibreOffice so should play whatever audio media
Gstreamer can play
- Configuration of 3 pedals for Infinity USB foot pedal (or USB pedals from
other manufacturers)
Jump Forward, Jump Back, Play/Pause,Timestamp, Unclear timestamp and Disable (pedal)
- Controls are Pause, Play, Jump back, Jump Forward, Stop, TimeStamp,
Unclear TimeStamp, Adjust Volume
- Configurable Jump lengths and jump back after pause
- Very small (always on top) window footprint allowing full-screen
for text editor
- Running time and current position displayed
- Alterable Hot-Keys for all of the functions
- Plays common video files
- Pre-loaded LibreOffice Writer Hot-Keys
Alt+1 Load footswitch
Alt+2 Toggle Play/Pause
Alt+3 Stop/Exit
Alt+5 Jump Back
Alt+6 Jump Forwards
Alt+8 Volume Up
Alt+9 Volume Down
Alt+0 Help

Alt+T Insert Time Stamp
Alt+U Insert Unclear Time Stamp


GNU-GPL-v2 (GNU General Public License Version 2),


LibreOffice 4.2, LibreOffice 4.3, LibreOffice 4.4, LibreOffice 5.0, LibreOffice 5.1, LibreOffice 5.2, LibreOffice 5.3, LibreOffice 5.4, LibreOffice 6.0, LibreOffice 6.1, LibreOffice 6.2,


Footswitch (for LibreOffice) (1.3.0)
* Libreoffice has moved onto Gtk3 which uses larger icons which means that
* the GoTo Time Spin Control tripled in size. The Up/Down control changed
* to large +/- buttons.
* The GoTo Time control has had the buttons removed but it still functions with
* the mouse wheel and the up/down keys as before
* footswitch has been modified to cater for the larger icons and widgets
* footswitch now obeys "Close Window" if clicking on the Close Window widget
* minor adjustments to the screen layout plus Playing Status info
Footswitch (for LibreOffice) (1.2.0)
* The gksu package, which provides GTK+ front-ends for su (gksu) and sudo (gksudo)
* was removed from the Ubuntu 18.04 repositories and thus Mint 19 as well.
* Footswitch for libreoffice makes use of gksudo for the installation.
* This version uses pkexec instead

Available Downloads

footswitch.oxt Linux, Linux-x64
File size: 579 kb

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