Tests list at the top of the
lists the tests that you have added. Each of these tests will be
checked at the frequency you specify. The list can be sorted and the
sort order toggled via the View menu, or the drop-down menu button
above the list.
Here are the details of what is displayed:
The left-most icon in the table is the Unviewed icon. A yellow
indicator appears here next to tests when a new change, failure or
recovery is detected. This indicator can be used to show that you
haven't seen this new event on the test yet. When you next select this
test, the indicator is automatically removed, like the unread messages
marker in an email application. You can manually toggle the indicator
on and off via the
Edit > Mark as Unviewed command, or the
corresponding toolbar button. This column is included by default.
Next is the Status. Lines display an icon indicating whether
the test succeeded (e.g. the site was up) or failed (was down) when
last checked, indicated by an upwards- or downwards-pointing triangle.
The downward triangle is always bright red ( ). But for
successful tests, the color of the triangle indicates additional
information. If the triangle is a shade of green ( ), the site
has changed recently – specifically more recently than it had an
error. If it is a shade of orange ( ), the test recently
failed, but has since recovered – again specifically more
recently than any change. The shade hints at how recent the change or
error occurred, with it starting off bright green or orange, and
eventually fading to gray as time passes. While a test is being
checked, the status displays a spinning progress indicator, or if you
don't have an internet connection at the time of the check, it shows a
flashing lightning bolt until the connection is restored.
- Up Time
This is below the icons, and gives a percentage of successes
vs. failures. This is the standard way of indicating how reliable a
test is; 100.00% being best, and 0.00% being worst. It is expressed to
two decimal places.
The most prominent value is the descriptive name you have
chosen for this test.
The name of the service used by each test is displayed below
Next to the service is the URL, domain, or other location for
this test, if applicable.
- Next Check
To the right at the top is the time interval until the test is
next checked, expressed relative to now, or as an absolute date if you
prefer. The interval counts down until zero seconds, when the check is
performed and the Next Check starts counting down to the subsequent
check. It starts counting down from the due time of the previous
check, so that the duration of the check doesn't offset the check
time. You can reset the check time by using the Check Now function
when only one test is selected.
- Last Check
Below the Next Check is the date and time of the most recent
check. It can also be displayed as a relative time or absolute date.
- Last Check Duration
To the right of the Last Check is the length of time that the
most recent check took to complete.
The following items only appear if the
Show Last Change &
Failure option is checked in the View menu or the drop-down menu
button above the list:
- Last Change Difference
This displays the text from the most recent filter, if any.
- Last Change
This displays the time that has elapsed since the site last
changed. See the Filters feature for information on how the change is
detected. The time is expressed relative to now, in seconds, minutes,
hours, days, weeks, months, or years. It is updated every second, or
at the frequency specified in the preferences. If you prefer, you can
display this time as an absolute date instead of a relative time.
- Last Error
This shows the error message from the most recent failure, if
- Last Failure
This is similar to the
Last Change one, except that it
shows how long ago the previous failure occurred when checking this
test, if any.
- Last Recovery
This displays the date and time of the most recent recovery
from a failure. It can also be displayed as a relative time or
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