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Introducing Simon 5!

Simon version 5 is now available. It is a massive update, introducing a much-requested feature: syncing the Simon data between multiple Macs, plus a Simon Status service, a Link Checker filter, improved Find filter, iMessage and Speak Error notifiers, a new app icon, and much more.

Important: please note that Simon 5 requires a minimum of macOS 10.12 (Sierra), and is a paid upgrade from Simon 4. Purchasers since September 1, 2020 automatically get a version 5 license (that also works in previous versions).

Read the Simon What's New page for details.

Mark All Viewed

I am confused about how "Marked All Viewed" is working. I have some server up tests running once a minute, the menu bar icon has a Yellow circle, I click "Mark All Viewed" and it goes away. One minute later it is yellow again. Seems to me it should only change when a test fails or changes. I don't want to have to click once a minute to clear the status, seems silly.

David Sinclair's picture

Re: Mark All Viewed

The Mark All Viewed clears the yellow circle and yellow dots in the Monitor window, as you found. Those markers appear when a test has changed — they are change markers.

If you don't care about changes, you could simply ignore the markers, or disable them via the "Include unviewed indicator on Dock icon and status menu" General Preference and/or hide the column in the Monitor window.

(You could also disable the Smart Change Detection option in your tests, if you don't want to detect changes.)