Table of Contents
- Getting all the Telemetry Out
- Extensions + Marketplace
- Migrating from Visual Studio Code to VSCodium
- How do I press and hold a key and have it repeat in VSCodium?
- How do I open VSCodium from the terminal?
- Gentoo overlay/ebuild
Even though we do not pass the telemetry build flags (and go out of our way to cripple the baked-in telemetry), Microsoft will still track usage by default.
We do however set the default
telemetry.enableTelemetry values to false. You can see those by viewing your VSCodium settings.json and searching for
It is also highly recommended that you review all the settings that "use online services" by following these instructions. The
@tag:usesOnlineServices filter on the settings page will show that by default:
- Extensions auto check for updates and auto install updates
- Searches within the app are sent to an online service for "natural language processing"
- Updates to the app are fetched in the background
These can all be disabled.
Please note that some extensions send telemetry data to Microsoft as well. We have no control over this and can only recommend removing the extension.
(For example the C# extension
ms-vscode.csharp sends tracking data to Microsoft.)
Until something more open comes around, we use the Microsoft Marketplace/Extensions in the
product.json file. Those links are licensed under MIT as per the comments on this issue.
Proprietary Debugging Tools
The debugger provided with Microsoft's C# extension as well as the (Windows) debugger provided with their C++ extension are very restrictively licensed to only work with the offical Visual Studio Code build. See this comment in the C# extension repo and this comment in the C++ extension repo.
VSCodium (and a freshly cloned copy of vscode built from source) stores its extension files in
~/.vscode-oss. So if you currently have Visual Studio Code installed, your extensions won't automatically populate. You can reinstall your extensions from the Marketplace in VSCodium, or copy the
Visual Studio Code stores its
settings.json file in the these locations:
You can copy these files to the VSCodium user settings folder:
To copy your settings manually:
- In Visual Studio Code, go to Settings (Command+, if on a Mac)
- Click the three dots
...and choose 'Open settings.json'
- Copy the contents of settings.json into the same place in VSCodium
This is a common question for Visual Studio Code and the procedure is slightly different in VSCodium because the
defaults path is different.
$ defaults write com.visualstudio.code.oss ApplePressAndHoldEnabled -bool false
- Go to the command palette (View | Command Palette...)
Shell command: Install 'vscodium' command in PATH.
This allows you to open files or directories in VSCodium directly from your terminal:
~/in-my-project $ vscodium . # open this directory ~/in-my-project $ vscodium file.txt # open this file
Feel free to alias this command to something easier to type in your shell profile (e.g.