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    I have so much work to do that I want to block TSR and youtube on my laptop for a couple of months as they distract me a lot, and I unfortunately lack the willpower to just stop going on them . Does anyone know how I can do this? I use Google Chrome as my browser.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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    (Original post by OMG TOOTHBRUSH)
    I have so much work to do that I want to block TSR and youtube on my laptop for a couple of months as they distract me a lot, and I unfortunately lack the willpower to just stop going on them . Does anyone know how I can do this? I use Google Chrome as my browser.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Search for Website Blocker on the Chrome Web Store.

    It allows you to block websites between certain time periods.
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    add
    Code:
    127.0.0.1    thestudentroom.co.uk
    127.0.0.1    www.thestudentroom.co.uk
    to your hosts file

    location:
    Windows - \system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Mac - /etc/hosts
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    (Original post by OMG TOOTHBRUSH)
    I have so much work to do that I want to block TSR and youtube on my laptop for a couple of months as they distract me a lot, and I unfortunately lack the willpower to just stop going on them . Does anyone know how I can do this? I use Google Chrome as my browser.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pfapmjadbaldib

    be careful though, i never tried this
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    (Original post by dslc)
    Search for Website Blocker on the Chrome Web Store.

    It allows you to block websites between certain time periods.

    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pfapmjadbaldib

    be careful though, i never tried this
    Interesting.
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    This: http://getcoldturkey.com/

    Download it for free and you can block whatever sites you want for however long you want... it's the only way I get revision done come exams!
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    See also: Leechblock
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    (Original post by dslc)
    Search for Website Blocker on the Chrome Web Store.

    It allows you to block websites between certain time periods.

    (Original post by Dmon1Unlimited)
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...pfapmjadbaldib

    be careful though, i never tried this
    Thanks, I've downloaded this. It works on youtube I just have TSR to block now
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    (Original post by Jake9)
    add
    Code:
    127.0.0.1    thestudentroom.co.uk
    127.0.0.1    www.thestudentroom.co.uk
    to your hosts file

    location:
    Windows - \system32\drivers\etc\hosts
    Mac - /etc/hosts
    I tried this just before I made this thread, it didn't let me save it. Thanks anyway.
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    Just get some willpower ffs. Adding a software fix that you control isn't going to stop you, because you can just override/uninstall it.

    The only real solution, if your willpower is about as strong as an RSJ made of Dairylea, if to get someone else to lock it all down with a password only they know.

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