I use SelfControl quite frequently for completing homework and such, but at school, while I was away from my keyboard at the white board, my friend thought it would be funny to set the timer to 10 hours. I am currently using a proxy to ask this question. Is there any way to disable this useful, but inflexible application?
Have you tried opening Terminal (Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal) and using the commands:
As it is not working try the hosts file:
And look for something like this
delete the entire block and hit CTRL + O to save the file and CTRL + X to exit. Everything you put at hosts file like:
Those addresses will be blocked, you will not be able to access them while they are inside the hosts file
To stop and delete SelfControl running as a background process:
To delete the firewall rules that have been introduced by SelfControl, read this blog article by Steve Lambert:
Sometimes deleting what's between the
On the other side, changing the Date or Time worked perfectly for me! All you gotta do is change your date to something in the future, for example if today is Sep 4 you can change your system date to something like Sep 5 !
Try opening a website that you blocked with selfControl! if it does work! then it's all you gotta do ... otherwise try changing the date back to the original date (Sept 4) for example, and try again opening the website that you blocked with SelfControl!
I had to remove the lines in
Open System Preferences > Date and Time > Change the day 1 day in the future.
Launch SelfControl again. Quit SelfControl and then change the date back.
This works because SelfControl checks the date and time, sees that you are past the blocking period, and removes the host file additions.
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