And just to address the other comments here, I see the reason to collect this data. It can be hard to understand usage patterns and even if anyone is using it without it. That said, I think sometimes GA isn't the best option for these type of tools b/c of the 3rd party nature of it, but any calling home will look risky as well so maybe GA is the best option we have now. I think the reason you want to be very open about it (and even better, allow it to be an option you can toggle) is that it doesn't feel like these type of tools would do this (compared to a web page), and thus the surprise factor hits hard.
I don't think very many users would go out of their way to be vehemently pro-telemetry either. It's indistinguishable from spying. Most people just shrug off their own inability to counter it and carry on with their lives, that's why marketers and other scum are able to get away with it. But it's certainly not in the users' best interest - I sincerely hope you have that interest at heart.
Thanks for letting us know about this issue! We'll look into a way to be more clear about analytics.
For example, Cmd+Enter sends an emoji, whereas there's no alternative on Vimium iirc.
Although, people weren’t interested enough or I couldn’t get people to use it enough.
Goodluck with Macro!
Macro offers powerful website-specific shortcuts and instant keyboard shortcut discovery across many websites. Think Vimium and Reddit Enhancement Suite in one. Learning one website's shortcuts means you won’t have to learn it again for a new website.
Let me know your thoughts or comments!
Source: currently maintaining a production extension for both Chrome and Firefox out of the same codebase
How difficult is it to maintain both browsers compared to only one?
I might actually submit a PR for Firefox support in a day or two if I get around to it.
Also clicking on "Add to Chrome" does nothing.
That experience repeating with a few more critical vimium features and I ended up uninstalling it. Firefox's vimperator, on the other hand, was just great. Though I haven't found a replacement since Quantum.
Disclaimer: a lot of Tridactyl's jank is due to me.
Instead, I would recommend aiming to develop a rock solid swiss knife for online keyboard shortcuts in the long term as an alternative to vimium with some fine tuning for the most visited 100 websites for instance.
I would probably not feel the need to have an extra layer on top of vimium otherwise.