- by Firefox user 13503217, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Have used Update Scanner happily for many many years and have had problems getting to grips with this update. What a shame as it was a wonderful useful add-on to FF.
Not happy initially with the changes. At first, having imported all my Update Scanner Bookmarks, I had a sidebar showing over 200 items all saying 'New Page'. By uninstalling and reinstalling that seems to have been rectified. However, seem to have lost all identification of changes on pages that I hadn't reviewed. Now have to start all over again.
Disappointed to lose the option to right click and ask Update Scanner to scan a page.Sorry the import didn't work for you. Please try again and raise an issue at https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues/ if it's still not working.
Scanning individual pages is coming - see https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues/123
- by pol098, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5Comparing the Update Scanner for FF57, as of 21Nov17, with its predecessor: I much prefer the old version. The new version opens sites in a page of its own, with a name like "moz-extension://f79626ca- etc. etc.". If you click on a link in the page it no longer works; on seeing a list of changed files, you can't click on any of them. This is a major issue for me.
It was convenient, with the sidebar opened, to click there to scan all pages. There may be ways round these issues, but they're not obvious. A nuisance, not major. I usually scan manually, setting the automatic scan to once weekly.
As many have commented, the scanner often reports pages to have been changed when there is no visible change; I expect that is unavoidable due to the nature of the pages, but is a nuisance.
On balance I still find the current version better than nothing; in particular I have a list of sites to remind me which to check. But it's got worse.
- by Firefox user 13498548, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5-1 Star: had to search for my old update scanner bookmarks
-1 Star: and now i go manually through all ~200 pages again to define how often i want to upate them.
-1 Star: day, week, manually... dind't you forget the month? Event calenders sometimes change per month...
(really let us define when we want to check it! (re)Update this back to where we could choose any number of days.)
Firefox can be happy that opera is harder to customize for treestyle tab. There was a day i wanted to switch.
- by Firefox user 12073697, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5The new version does not play nicely with other extensions & open tabs and has become very inefficient. It's hogging all the Firefox 57 cpu cycles so Firefox and every page I have open is unresponsive while its running. Once it finishes (after 15 minutes now instead of 90 sec) everything is back to normal. While its updating, Firefox become completely unusable. I don't like the new menu - there's not enough control. And upgrading was a pain, with having to export & reimport which seems unnecessarily pointless.Performance has been improved in v4.2.1, see https://github.com/sneakypete81/updatescanner/issues/191.
The WebExtension upgrade process was a bit of a pain, but unfortunately the new Firefox APIs don't allow full access to bookmarks, so a reimport was the easiest way to do the upgrade.
- by Firefox user 13487801, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5It was my best add-on but the new version is more-more worse. Not working all webpages with other languages. There are no small menu icons upper the sidebare. I'm sorry but searching other add-ons.
- by Eugene Bender, 3 years agoRated 2 out of 5New version don't work on russian sites.
Now you addon is useless for me.
- by Firefox user 13479842, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5This new version is a mess in FF Quantum. It's inconvenient to use and not reliable. This feature is so important to me that I'll have to change browser soon unfortunately.
- by MacGivre, 3 years agoRated 3 out of 5On ne peut plus lancer la mise à jour manuellement.
Si on surveille une page avec login (ex : forum), la page reste bloqué à la page d'identificattion.
Impossible de mettre à jour une page qui n'a pas déjà été scannée, je ne comprends plus du tout ce nouveau fonctionnement.
J'ai eu du mal à récupérer mes favoris mais c'est fait, ouf !
En tout cas, l'appli fait le minimum : surveiller les pages sans flux RSS, et cela me convient ^^
- by Firefox user 13470516, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5the last version was good , this new version of firefox sound that is have made the developer in hurry to keep it compatible .
i'm missing the functionality and the ability to LUNCH THE SCAN MANUALLY !!!
- by Firefox user 13465635, 3 years agoRated 4 out of 5автор постоянно навязывает свое мнение что сканировать чаще чем раз в 5 минут плохо, для моих целей мне необходимо сканировать страницу не реже чем раз в минуту, в старых версиях можно было это выставить вручную, в новой версии такую возможность я найти не могу, вынужден установить старую версию,( этим приложением пользуюсь втечении 5лет ежедневно) если возможность более частого сканирования не будет востановленна я буду вынужден искать альтернативные варианты
the author constantly imposes his opinion that it is bad to scan more than once every 5 minutes, for my purposes I need to scan the page at least once a minute, in old versions it could be manually set, in a new version I can not find such an opportunity, I have to install old version, (I use this app for 5 years every day) if the possibility of more frequent scanning is not restored, I will be forced to search for alternatives
- by Firefox user 13451896, 3 years agoRated 5 out of 5I have used the Update Scanner for 5+ years. It is indespensible for anyone who wants to stay on top of the latest announcements in Computer Technologies and programs. I check over 400 web sites every day!
- by oth0po, 11 years agoRated 4 out of 5Oh, I got it! One has to specify the color settings for each page separately. However, I would prefer to have a global preference too _and_ to have the option to specify the foreground color too.
- by oth0po, 11 years agoRated 4 out of 5This is a really great add-on I won't miss.
Thanks a lot to the developer!
But the new color schema introduced with 3.0.8 will produce unreadable results in many cases. (white text on yellow background, yellow text on yellow background an so on)
See http://www.dpreview.com/ or http://www.macrumors.com/ for example.
Normally I would give 5 stars.
- by Sly , 11 years agoRated 5 out of 5Update Scanner 3.1.0 for Firefox 3.6:
Developer responseposted 11 years agoThe official release of Update Scanner v3.1.0 (with Firefox 3.6 support) is in the Mozilla review queue.
In the meantime, please install the beta from the "Beta Channel" at http://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/3362
Installing versions from other websites (eg. softpedia.com) is NOT recommended.
- by A-A, 11 years agoRated 5 out of 5Saves a lot of time by checking webpages for any changes - very useful when websites don't include rss option totally or for that particular page!
Simply right-click to add the current page with the option to chose how frequent checks should be made and what details to check! Excellent!