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The Auto-Filter feature is a self learning filter system and provides an easy and comfortable way to automatically create a set of Ignore filters based on highlighted changes.
You should only call this filter when you get a false positive, for example caused by a changing date, a changing visitor counter, etc. Don't call this feature when a page contains any other highlighted news or changes.
Use the Auto-Filter system if you have changes like:
Don't use the Auto-Filter system if you have changes like:
Auto-Filters can be created directly in the internal browser by clicking the Auto-Filter button . This button can be found in the Page submenu of the browser toolbar (or directly in the toolbar if configured).
Alternatively you can open the Filter-Assistant in the bookmark properties, select the Auto-Filter tab and click the button "Create Auto-Filter (Ignore highlighted changes)".
After clicking the Auto-Filter button , WebSite-Watcher displays the following dialog that shows the number of learned changes and the number of learned filters:
Sometimes a filter can be created right after calling the Auto-Filter feature. In other cases, changes are only learned and a filter might be created after a few more learning processes. It's dependent from the type of a change if and when a filter can be created. Under certain circumstances, WebSite-Watcher is unable to create an Auto-Filter.
If WebSite-Watcher isn't able to create a filter automatically, you have to use the Filter Assistant to create a filter manually. Manually defined filters have more priority and are executed before Auto-Filters.
Automatically created filters are deleted automatically when they are no longer be used. There's no need to maintain these kind of filters manually.