Rated 4 out of 5
4 Stars out of 5
- by Firefox user 9798864, 6 years agoRated 3 out of 5After updating on Firefox 32, when you click on the update notification Firefox Freezes (v32) and you have to kill it via Tasks. On Firefox 31 it's works very well.
- by kuba007, 6 years agoRated 1 out of 5Rubbish add-on. Flags alerts even if the page wasn't updated. Registers time (number) changes so you get false alters. I have no idea why it has an "ignore numbers" tick box because it doesn't do anything.
- by Matthew Smith, 6 years agoRated 5 out of 5I can't select "Keep popup open until manually closed" in the prefs. It's greyed out.
I love that when you click on the popup, it opens all updated pages in new tabs. However, not everyone would like that. So, IMOO that should be an option, not forced. Especially if there are a lot of updated pages.
* The help link goes to Sourceforge, which gives an error message
* In the prefs, have a way to globally set the scan frequency for all pages. It would save a TON of time!
*  Didn't notice before that the page title stays bold once there's a change on it. I still think that it would help by putting an asterick to the left so it catches your eye, but that's just my opinion. Upped the review to five stars since the feature I wanted is actually there.
* There doesn't appear to be any way to manually scan all pages at once, which apparently used to be a feature.
* The screen shots on the add-on's home page don't match what is in the current versionThanks for your review. Bugs and Feature Requests can be reported at https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues
The "greyed out" option may be because you're using a Mac. I'd like to fix this, but don't have access to a Mac for testing. If you'd like to help test the fix, please create an issue from the link above.
You can click the "Scan" button in the sidebar to manually scan all pages at once.
I'll fix the help link for the next release.
- by Firefox user 10917958, 6 years agoRated 4 out of 5Just installed and playing with it. So far so good. One thing it really needs is a way to select the area of the page to be monitored for changes. Many sites have a lot of "noise" around the main content. This makes it look as if the page has been updated when in fact it has not, defeating the purpose of this extension.
- by federico_t, 6 years agoRated 3 out of 5Great soft, but yesterday I updated it and this morning all my links to scan (more than 150) are lost, and my UpdateScanner folder in my Firefox profile contains several files with .new suffix, plus the same file with .old suffix. Could you please tell me how to rescue my links? ThanksIt sounds like your boomarks have been deleted (Update Scanner pages are stored as ordinary bookmarks in a folder called "Update Scanner's Pages").
You can restore your bookmarks by following the instructions at https://support.mozilla.org/kb/restore-bookmarks-from-backup-or-move-them
If you have any futher problems, please report at https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues
- by Paljas, 6 years agoRated 1 out of 5100% Ahmed! The same happened to me. Stay away from this extension until there is a fix. One think it works and when you click on the update notification Firefox Freezes (v29) and you have to kill it via Tasks and lose all open tabs, etc.
- by Ahmed Han, 6 years agoRated 1 out of 5I've been working for an important project for the whole week. There were a tons of opened tabs of critical pages which I hadn't bookmarked yet. Update Scanner's pop up window showed up. It was set to stay there forever until I manually close it. But the close button was missing on it this time. I couldn't close it. I closed Firefox instead. Firefox window disappeared but US's tiny window stayed there. I had no choice but terminate Firefox from the Task Manager. When I started Firefox once again, all of my tabs were gone! My session was not saved. How do I find back all those web pages from all those tens of thousands of pages in the history? I hate US so much!Thanks for reporting. The new Firefox version broke a few things, but I didn't notice this one. I've raised an issue at https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues/5
Update: this is now fixed in 3.1.14
- by barvas11, 6 years agoRated 1 out of 5Doesn't work. Picks up changes in numbers even if you tick the box "ignore changes to numbers". It picks up every change on your website (even one character). I have it set to a minimum of 100 characters. Very buggy and poorly developed.
- by Firefox user 10562550, 6 years agoRated 2 out of 5Not a fan. In the settings, the option to never hide the alert is greyed out for some reason. If you happen to miss the alert, you're out of luck. Also, the project has been taken off SourceForge for some reason. Not very reliable.If so, it was greyed out because the close button didn't work, and I don't have a Mac to test it on. If you'd like to help us to fix this, please raise an issue at https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues
- by Tony, 6 years agoRated 3 out of 5Works as intended. The minimum 5-minute frequency is too slow though, maybe have users input their own time (understand that you don't want to ban a user's IP by hammering away at a server).
- by HannesH, 7 years agoRated 5 out of 5It sometimes nearly crashes the browser for specific sites, but I can live with it since it still does what it should.
2 possible improvements:
- give an option to auto-close the notification if the bookmarked page is manually opened
- allow to manually filter parts from the site that aren't important (for example if the site has a click-counter/clock, but you really need changes of just one value somewhere else on the page (allow to mark start and/or end point for the search for changes, e.g. start searching for changes at: )
- by schoschi, 7 years agoRated 5 out of 5I'm using the add-on for years and find it very useful. It informs me when something changes on a watched web page, that does neither offer e-mail notification nor RSS feeds. I use it for bug reports in blog comments, meeting agendas, news pages of tools or products or corporates, for change logs, ...
Overall it works really great, just on a few pages, I notice the limitations, e.g. pages like Google Play etc. containing "latest headlines", "reviews" or the like (you can't tell which parts of the page shall be ignored, and the amount of changed text varies massively).