Here’s a suggestion that’s quite off the wall, and maybe I’m the only one who wants it. (Speak up if you would like this feature.) It’s not very difficult to implement but I realize Peter doesn’t like “fluff” so this idea may not make it.
I think there should be a Menu item under View called Statistics. When this opens, perhaps KM will display a confirmation window saying “This will generate statistics about your macros. It may take a while. Do you want to continue?”
If the user decides to continue, the results could look something like this using arbitrary numbers for examples here: (pardon the formatting, some of the items below are intended to be sub-items and I don’t know how to do that here)
- Total number of Groups: 23
- Total number of Macros: 150
- Total number of actions: 2,310
Total number of IF actions: 752
Total number of Execute Macro actions: 150
Total number of Pause actions: 75
etc. (for each action that’s used)
- Total number of triggers: 85
Total number of Periodic triggers: 12
Total number of Hot Key triggers: 75
etc. (for each trigger that’s used)
- Total number of variables: 200
Empty Variables: 20
Non-empty variables: 180
- Total number of conditions: 150
Number of calculation conditions: 75
etc. for each condition that’s used
- TOTAL number of objects combining all above categories: 7,543
There are probably a lot more categories of things to be numbered, these are just the first ideas off the top of my head. I would use this sort of feature every month to measure my progress and take some pride in how much I use KM. I know it’s fluff, but it’s fluff that creates pride, so it can’t be a bad idea.
If people like this idea, feel free to add additional kinds of statistics in your replies. For example, should we have statistics on each “colour” used on an action? Things like that.