Forces you to pause before loading a distracting website.
THIS EXTENSION IS CURRENTLY IN BETA:
Everything should be working normally, but there is still a change that one or two bugs are floating around somewhere. Please send bug reports to email@example.com
NEW IN VERSION 0.54:
- Fixed "pages are sometimes not unblocking" bug
- Fixed "cheating reported when I'm not cheating (honest!)" bug
- Made block screen slightly prettier with logo
- Added wait time amount to block screen (e.g. "Page blocked for 30 seconds.")
In 2011, Randall Munroe made a comic (xkcd.com/862/) and a blog post (blog.xkcd.com/2011/02/18/) that talked about distractions, and how he has managed to avoid them. His trick was to block a site temporarily (for sixty seconds.) This would force him to think about whether allowing him to get distracted was worth it or not.
This extension is based off of that idea. You specify some websites that distract you from your work, and whenever you navigate to them, the browser blocks that site for a short amount of time that you specify. After you've waited that time, the extension will not bother you for a period of time that you specify (the default is five minutes,) and then you'll be temporarily blocked again.
The motivation behind this extension is that extensions that totally block you from distracting websites do not work. If you really want to load a site that you've been locked out of, you'll find a way. This extension does not totally lock you out of distracting sites, but it forces you to stop and think about whether the distraction is worth it.
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Distraction Deterrent is now open source under the GNU GPL licence. Check it out at: https://github.com/aauthor/Distraction-Deterrent
- Strict Pomodoro - borrowed CCS from their blocked page
- Hourglass, Clock, Time icon by Oliver Scholtz (and others)