Is it possible to block a specific URL?

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  1. ducedo macrumors newbie

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    I've been using the app SelfControl for a long while and really like it. However, I need to block specific parts of a website and then it doesn't work any longer. I've tried a few different methods but all of them seem to have the same problem.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    I don't know of any program that allows blocking specific sections of a site. Why do you need such control? Kids?
     
  3. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus

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    You can put an entry into your hosts file which will block sites.

    127.0.0.0 www.google.com

    That will prevent the computer from getting to google and will instead return nothing.
     
  4. ducedo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately, no. I'm simply trying to remove every temptation to procrastinate.

    Thanks, but this will block the whole domain and not a specific URL.
     
  5. LV426 macrumors 6502a

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    The above can be used to block entire websites, not specific locations within a website, which is what the OP wants to do.
     

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