I have one question is it possible to set settings specific to a page? Some sites I need to scan images others that just causes false reports. Again for numbers some need to know number changes others need to be totally ignored. I can only see a global setting not a per site setting.
Can it do per site/page settings and if so where is there a documentation on how to do that? Other than that it's much more reliable then Distill Web Monitor that showed nothing but false reports with no method to ignore numbers or Update Scanner that did not work on many pages.
A wonderful extension, the best for firefox. Need:
1. Manually enter/edit the regions (e.x. livejournal.com promo excluding) 2. Manual sorting of entries in the sidebar 3. Because I have to monitor many pages from the same site, it would be convenient to set a template for the site
1. For regions, you can click onto the 'add' button twice to manually enter the region selector, or double-click onto an existing region to edit it as text. 2. For now, you have to change the page name to change the sidebar display order. 3. This feature was availible in the original SiteDelta version, but I did not find the time yet to implement it for SiteDelta Watch.
Very nice extension. Unlike its alternatives in Firefox Quantum, it's usable and dependable and doesn't interfere with operation of the browser. It would be even better if the following were addressed:
1) Occasionally, a page shows up as modified, but when it's selected, the message appears on top that there are no changes. I can give you a test sample where this happens. 2) The notification message disappears too quickly. It would be nice to have an option to make it remain until dismissed. One problem with having the message disappear is that if you click on "Activate" just as the message is disappearing, your click is registered on whatever the message was covering. (I am using Firefox in Solus Linux.) 3) It would be great to have a sound played when a notification message appears. (The extension Notification Sound claims that other extensions can easily call it. See https://github.com/freaktechnik/notification-sounds#extension-integration.) 4) The button to view the next change is a nice feature. However, right now I am looking a page that SiteDelta Watch claims has 1422 changes. Since that's obviously a lot of changes to go through one a time, the button is useless on this page. A nice alternative would be the ability to view the next change after text that's been selected, or after the change that's currently visible. The exact mechanism isn't as important as the abililty to choose where to start searching for the next change. 5) It would be very nice if reloading the changed page didn't trigger another scan for changes, but instead reshowed the same changes. 6) As I believe another reviewer mentioned, it would be great if the page that appears with changes were completely functional, such as with input fields working. 7) It would be very convenient if the scan frequency didn't have to be in minutes.
Amazing app that's continuously being improved by the developers. You can comfortably check websites for changes. Not only can you set areas to check but also areas to ignore without a problem. Highly recommended!
Hervorragende App, die der Entwickler laufend weiter verbessert. Webseiten können damit ganz einfach auf Änderungen überwacht werden. Man kann nicht nur die zu „überwachenden Bereiche“, sondern auch die zu „ignorierenden Bereiche“ problemlos einstellen. Sehr empfehlenswert!
The old SiteDelta was great, in part because it just got on with the job. It would tell you when a page had changed and show you what had changed when you went there either from the SiteDelta sidebar or from a regular bookmark.
I am delighted that SiteDelta appears to be going to live in Mozilla's new world.
1) the list of pages in the sidebar is in some random order and there is no way to search the list. Needs to be in alphabetical order.
2) The yellow "SiteDelta Watch monitors this page" bar at the top of an opened monitored page needs a timeout. It also has a button which offers to highlight changes but when you use it it says no changes found which is annoying.
3) Some pages now take MUCH longer to open and formatting can be a bit off eg Goodreads notification pulldown just shows raw HTML (or other code)
4) Needs a "scan all pages" button and some indication that a page is being scanned
5) There are several pages in the sidebar that I simply don't recognize
1) In 0.14.7, the page list was sorted by URL, but starting in 0.14.8 it is sorted by title 2) Actually, the "highlight changes" button should not be present if there are no changes. 3) This might be due to the fact that the page is only shown once fully loaded, and not incrementally during load. 4) From 0.14.8, the sidebar scan now button will scan all pages if none are selected.
As you never mentioned scheduled scans, you should also try SiteDelta Highlight which might improve your situation concerning 2) and 3) - just enable the advanced features on the configuration page.
Has the basic functionality, but really needs some polish.
Things it needs to fix:
1. There is no way to visit a page and not have it be checked when you do.
2. When you let the addon open a page it does so with a strange 'moz-extension:' url added to the front of the pages actual url. This WILL break most pages, forcing you to manually remove the extra gibberish.
3. Anything highlighted as changed will generally not be interactable anymore until the page is reloaded and the item is not highlighted.
I hope these are eventually fixed as that would really improve this add-on
1. SiteDelta Watch will not do anything if you visit the page itself - only if you use the Watch icon, or open it from the Watch Sidebar (i.e. if you are on the 'moz-extension:' page)
2. The page content you see on the 'moz-extension:' page is what SiteDelta Watch sees when performing its background scan (except for pages that hide content using CSS - I know that is a problem that will be addressed in a later version). So if this page does not contain what you want to monitor, SiteDelta Watch will likely fail to notify you about changes.
However, if you do not need scheduled background scans, SiteDelta Highlight might be your better option:
1. SiteDelta Highlight allows you to decide when you want to highlight changes.
HOWEVER, SiteDelta Highlight cannot perform (scheduled) checks in the background, but has to load the page in a (visible) tab and check it there.
- Unfortunately, web extensions are not allowed to programmatically open a sidebar ("sidebars can only be opened by the user"), so the SiteDelta toolbar icon cannot do it. However you can use the default "Sidebars" button available in Firefox (but not shown in the toolbar by default) to toggle the sidebar - You can rename pages after clicking on the "expand" button on the left side of the yellow SiteDelta Watch information bar; showing the monitored pages in alphabetical order is on my todo list.
For now, you can set the scan interval to a big number (e.g. 525600 for one year) to make sure automatic checks will not occur. Starting with 0.14.3, you can set the scan frequency to 0 to disable automatic checks and use the new "scan now" / "mark as seen" buttons to manually manage the scans.
In SiteDelta Watch, click the expand button on the left side, below the yellow information bar. There, you can add scan and ignore regions by clicking "add new" and clicking in the corresponding area in page shown on the right (you may have to move the mouse around until you find a place where the right region is selected as shwon by the outline).
Advanced users can click the "add new" button twice and manually enter the xpath selector to define the region.