I will soon undergo surgery for my dominant arm (shoulder), which means I won’t be able to code properly for a couple of weeks. I have already tried programming with only my left hand. While possible, it is truly painful, as I work at 20-30% efficiency, depending on what I do.
I was wondering whether there are any good free and open source tools that assist programming with hand impairments. I know there is custom hardware for such cases, but that’s not quite worth for a temporary impairment. I already have the tap strap, as I’ve had multiple surgeries and injuries in the past (you could say I am a regular), but it is not very pleasant to work with, especially since I can’t move my fingers in a coordinated enough manner.
The main issue with one is really that most IDE shortcuts aren’t very usable and constantly switching between mouse and keyboard is also quite annoying, making navigation even slower. And I assume it would be useful to have certain snippets that one often writes on some kind of quick shortcut.
I assume in the end a mix of voice input and some kind of IDE plugin or global keyboard remapping would be a good solution? It’s probably hard to find something that is truly cross platform though, as I use both linux and windows as daily drivers.