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gregggregg

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Hi I was wondering if it possiable to block facebook chat from my computer but still acess the site.
 
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Try adding the following line to your hosts file, which should redirect the chat window to localhost, effectively blocking it.

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127.0.0.1     http://www.facebook.com/presence/popout.php
 
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Hi!
You can always hide. You can mark yourself offline from the chat section.
 

gregggregg

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no i want to diable the chat for good so my daughter can not chat but still use facebook
 
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You can find information about the location of your hosts file here. Find your hosts file, open it with a text editor, add the line and restart your computer. This should block the chat from connecting.
 

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Sorry Im not very computer smart but how do I do it. I dont think I have a text editor and if i do do I just tpye in the code and where do I find the code at.
 

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It doesn't matter because that doesn't work. I'm not sure what your goal is with controlling Facebook access, but your teenager is likely far more savvy than you are and would find a hundred other ways to get around a simple technical restriction.
 
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