Help improve Atom by sending usage statistics, exceptions and deprecations to the team.
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Help improve Atom by sending usage statistics, exceptions and deprecations to the team.

You will be asked at first-run whether you consent to telemetry being sent to the Atom team which includes usage statistics, sanitized exceptions and deprecation warnings. You can change your mind at a later date from the Atom Settings window.

Collected data

  • A unique UUID v4 random identifier is generated according to RFC4122
  • Screen and window width and height
  • Version of Atom being used including which release channel (stable, beta, dev)
  • Name of each Atom view class or Atom configuration file opened in a pane, e.g. EditorView, SettingsView, MarkdownPreviewView, and UserKeymap. No other pane item information is collected.
  • Exception messages (without paths)
  • Heap memory used as MB and %
  • Commands run (except core commands)
  • File open events and their language grammar scope names
  • Amount of time the current window was open for
  • Amount of time the current window took to load
  • Amount of time the app took to launch
  • Deprecated package names and versions
  • Chrome user-agent (version of Chrome, OS, CPU)
  • The number of optional (non-bundled) Atom packages activated at startup
  • The number of user-defined key bindings loaded at startup
  • File save events when editing the user init script
  • File save events when editing the user stylesheet
  • Repository open events and the hostname from the repository's URL (i.e., github.com, bitbucket.org, gitlab.com, visualstudio.com, amazonaws.com if the repository is hosted at one of these domains; otherwise, the hostname is anonymized as other)

This information is sent to GitHub's internal analytics pipeline via the telemetry package which allows the Atom team to analyze usage patterns and errors in order to help improve Atom.