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Windows 7: Can I block sites between certain times?


20 Jul 2010   #1

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Can I block sites between certain times?

Hello

I have just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and IE8 to write up my thesis. Trouble is, I know I am easily distracted by certain websites and I want to remove the temptation to visit them while I should be working. I can't completely disable the internet since I need to be able to search for work related things. Is there a way I can block my distraction sites during the day but allow access after a certain time in the evening? I tried to look into the parental controls, but since I am the only user and my account therefore has admin rights, I wasn't able to (unless I'm missing something?)

Thanks for any advice.


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20 Jul 2010   #2

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If you want parental controls, set up another account, standard user, and apply controls to that.
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20 Jul 2010   #3

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If you're using Firefox, get the BlockSite Addon. You can have your mom or whatever set a password and block your sites, and when you want to get back on them, just have her put in the password
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20 Jul 2010   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by metsa View Post
I have just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and IE8 to write up my thesis. Trouble is, I know I am easily distracted by certain websites and I want to remove the temptation to visit them while I should be working.
Learn self control? I think there is medication that you can take.
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