Using Distill Opera add-on to track webpage change

Now you are ready to monitor webpages with Distill. You can add webpage or a part of webpage or RSS feed to Distill. Once added, you will receive alerts when the page changes.

How it works

Distill regularly checks your monitored webpage for changes inside your browser. If there is any change in the monitored page, you will receive alerts. In addition to multiple actions (email, notification etc), you can set criteria on the webpage/selection to get alerts only when conditions match. When your browser (Opera) is not open, your webpages will not be monitored.

Adding your first webpage

Once you have added “Distill Web Monitor” extension to Opera, you would be able to see a Distill icon (a blue color drop icon) in your Opera toolbar. If not, please check opera://extensions and non-check “Hide from toolbar” button for Distill extension.

Following are the steps to add monitors to Distill:

  1. Open the webpage you want to monitor.

  2. Click on Distill icon from the toolbar icon. It will open a small window with some options.

  3. Click on “Watch page” to monitor the whole webpage or click on “Select elements to watch” to monitor only a selected part/section of the webpage.

  4. If you have clicked Watch Page, your monitor has been added to Distill.

Alternatively, if you have clicked on “Select elements to watch”, you can select elements from the webpage. Hover around the webpage to see a black box moving. Hover around your desired section in the webpage and once the desired area is surrounded by the box, “click” to select. Further, you can expand and contract this selection by clicking on the “<“ icon from the upper left corner of the selected box. Once you have selected elements, click on “Save selections” from the Visual Selector toolbar at the bottom of the webpage.

Your monitor has been added to Distill. This will appear in your Distill’s “Watchlist”. Click on “Watchlist” from the Distill icon to view Watchlist. You can configure the settings for any item from the Watchlist.


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