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ponderinarf's avatar

What are ways to control the amount of time spent on the internet? Not for kids, for me.

Asked by ponderinarf (204points) March 13th, 2009

I am trying to find a FREE gadget that is meant to limit computer time. Any ideas—other than pesky alarms?

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MrKnowItAll's avatar

It’s called “Self-Control”

kapuerajam's avatar

If you have cluastrophobia put you computer in a very small closet.

DeanV's avatar

Try Timeout, i guess. Either way, self control is the way to go.

marinelife's avatar

You could always go back to dial-up. it will be so annoying, you will quit sooner.

ponderinarf's avatar

Dverhey, thanks for the idea. It is a step in the right direction. I am looking for something that works on IE or a Vista.

osullivanbr's avatar

Would something like Vista User Time Manager do the trick perhaps?

MrKnowItAll is right though, really to manage your own personal time it really will come down to self control. Any of these software solutions will be set up by you, and as such can easily be changed by you. So you’re still going to need self control, just focused on a different thing.

ponderinarf's avatar

Thanks everyone. My solution is something called TimeLeft, which is found at

It took a while to figure it out, but it is working like a charm.

DeanV's avatar

Well, glad you figured it out. I sort of assume the majority of people here are on macs, so that’s why i suggested timeout.

bluedoggiant's avatar

I’m actually downloading timeout @dverhey

It might be fun actually… I do actually spend a little too much time on the computer.

augustlan's avatar

So funny that you are asking us, a bunch of freakin’ addicts!

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