Page Monitor for Chrome Auto Check Websites for Changes

March 16, 2010 | Filed under Browser, Google


There are desktop applications that checks website for updates and also extensions for Firefox such as Update Scanner. Google Chrome also doesn’t lack of such feature by installing Page Monitor extension. Page Monitor extension allows your browser to monitor changes to web pages for you. It can inform you whenever a particular page changes without you having to go and check every time.

After installing the Page Monitor extension, all you need to do is click on the Page Monitor icon just beside the URL address bar and then click Monitor This Page which will change the sentence to Page Monitored. By default Page Monitor checks for updates every 180 minutes which can be changed. To access the Page Monitor Options, again click the Page Monitor icon and then click Options.

At the Options window, it lists all the websites that you’ve set to monitor and there is where you can set to stop monitoring a website. If you check the Advanced box, you get to set the amount of minutes to check for individual websites and also the custom mode where it scans for a particular word to be available and then counts as an update.

For example, if you are planning to use Page Monitor to check for IPTorrents sign up openings, you will need to monitor a short sentence such as “The current user account limit reached”. After adding this sentence to RegEx custom mode, the first scan will tell you that there is an update. Click the Page Monitor icon, select mark visited and the next time it won’t bug you anymore. However when the sign ups are open, that sentence should be logically removed and will cause Page Monitor to trigger the change detection and notify you about it.

Chrome Auto Check Page Updates

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