Mac OSX software and general coding recommendations

Tags: vscode vscodium mac osx 2021-08-03 11:18:22

Had an awful experience this morning when I saw that my VSCode app was calling home to report what I was typing to Microsofts natural language processing telemetry collection somewhere in henceforth thought I'd document some of my experience this morning...

Microsnitch & Littlesnitch to see network traffic per app/service, and see when an app is using the microphone or camera.

VS-Codium, Visual Studio code without Microsoft's boatload of telemetry and natural language typing callbacks to their HQ

VSCodium installs extensions on OSX to: /Users/{USERNAME}/.vscode-oss/extensions/

Your existing extensions probably live under: /Users/{USERNAME}/.vscode/extensions

...Just copy and paste them manually.

You can actually use CMD + SHIFT + P within VSCodium, and type "Extensions", and scroll down to see a manual install from "VSIX" files, which is VSCode's extension file. Extensions can be downloaded and manually installed as well.

Fun hot keys I learned this morning in OSX File explorer 'Finder':

Show hidden files, Hold down the Command, Shift and Period keys: cmd + shift + [.]

cmd + shift + PLUSKEY makes the file icons bigger, likewise the minus instead of pluskey makes icons/details smaller.


I had about 1.1GB of extensions which is insane so, just be aware that there may be a copius amount of files.

Tags:vscode vscodium mac osx 2021-08-03 11:18:22