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  1. psaros

    psaros Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I read something on another forum about being addicted to the computer when doing homework and someone said he should try a certain program, now I forgot what it was called but basically it allowed you to block some programs from starting when you double clicked/clicked them. It'd have some kind of message saying, you're not allowed to open this program at the time. There might've been a timer for it too, I don't remember. You could close it with Task Manager. Anyone know what program I'm thinking of?

    If you don't then alternatives would be nice. Thank you.
     
  2. AKAJohnDoe

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    There is always the power switch ;)
     
  3. Byteman

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    Hi, I think you need something that allows the homework to be done using the computer...most kids are these days! Where I live, you have to!

    Have you asked the school- they may have some help for you! Ask the teacher, or other parents....

    Yes, there are timer apps....be very careful searching for this type of software.

    http://www.smartcomputing.com/edito...=articles/archive/l0602/39l02/39l02.asp&guid=

    You set the time, but what happens if the homework still isn't done?

    http://www.smartcomputing.com/Edito...=articles/archive/r1102/21r02/21r02.asp&guid=

    http://www.mykidssafe.com/

    http://www.salfeld.com/software/childcontrol/index.html

    http://parental-time-control-software-review.toptenreviews.com/eyetimer-review.html


    If you are using Windows Vista see this:

    http://www.lockergnome.com/nexus/sscott721/page/6/
     
  4. AKAJohnDoe

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    Program Control in some firewalls (e.g.: ZA; PC Tools FireWall Plus) might be able to accomplish this; however, I doubt it would be on a user-by-user basis.
     
  5. psaros

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    Actually I figured this out a while ago and abandoned the topic... it's Temptation Blocker... thanks though. (y)
     
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