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How to Limit the Amount of Time Spent on a Website

Google Chrome offers many great extensions and plugins for its users which can be used to enhance their productivity online. One such chrome  extension is Stay Focused which helps web surfers improve their productivity online. Stay Focused lets users dedicate part of their working day to the websites they visit in leisure time and when the allocated time is up, the websites are blocked for the rest of the day.

For example, if a software programmer has allocated 2 hours a day for Facebook, after he uses Facebook for two hours (whether in chunks of 20-25 minutes each or a single 2 hours sitting), Facebook will be blocked on Google Chrome for the rest of the day.

Installing Stay Focused is the same as with all Chrome extensions.

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Once installed, you can access the icon to setup Stay Focused.

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Clicking the Stay Focused icon popups a dialog box which shows the time you’ve spent on the particular website in the current tab.

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You can set the time allowed per day for a website from the settings page and once you’ve set the time, whenever you visit the website the timer will automatically count down and when the countdown ends, the website will be blocked from access. The icon shows the time remaining in animation.

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As soon as the time is up, a notification comes up blocking the website and asking you to actually work.

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The settings page on stay focused lets you set the amount of time you allocate for each website, maintain blocked and allowed websites.

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A special nuclear option is also available in the settings page which will disable ALL websites on Chrome web browser after a set amount of time.

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Stay Focused is a great way to optimize the time you spend online and is a recommended extension for everyone.

Download StayFocusd for Google Chrome

Play Super Mario on Google Chrome

It’s always recommend to take breaks while work but when you are in office it is tough to refresh yourself sitting at one place and in front of your computer. I came across a awesome and favorite game “Mario” which you can play with your Google Chrome. We all have played Mario in childhood and for me it’s still one of my favorite games.

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For playing Mario in your Google Chrome you just need to follow these steps:

  • Install Super Mario Chrome Extension.<link>
  • Once installed, you can click on the extension icon to start playing Mario.

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  • You can choose any level you want to play.

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Here are the Keyboard instructions to play Mario:

  • To Move: Left/Right/Up/Down
  • Jump: A
  • Run/Pick: S (Hold for HighJump)
  • Pause/Resume: Space

Also Check out:

  • How to Play Nintendo 64 Games on Your Computer
  • Play Game On YouTube: Google Chrome Fastball

You can also customize the settings of game. The Flash version of Super Mario is total fun and you can kill your boring time easily. So, whenever you want to take break from your work and boss then don’t forget to try Super Mario.

Also check out infinite super mario bros here.

If you like to play games on Google Chrome, do share with us which one is your favorite game?

Play Game On YouTube: Google Chrome Fastball

You might be surprised after reading the title of this article. Probably you had seen many games video on YouTube but playing games on YouTube is bit indigestible. But it is possible with latest Google creation, Google Chrome Fastball, a flash-based game for YouTube.

This game starts with a small ball moving from one place to another by taking various path. In the path various obstacles come in the form of questions and you have to answer them in minimum time. The game is integrated with various services like Google map, Twitter and Last.FM and the flashed questions are answered by using these services.

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There are total 5 obstacles in the games and you’ll be asked one question in the each obstacle. Answer the question and clear the path. You can also skip the obstacles by clicking on the skip link but you will pay penalty for each skip.

Penalty comes in the form of time (in seconds) which is the prime factor for this game. You have to complete this game in minimum time. The current record by the Chrome team is 1 minute, 20 seconds. You can check the time at the top right of the video.

Also Read: How to Play Nintendo 64 Games on Your Computer

Chrome recently rolled out with integrated Flash player. The main motive behind this game is to represent the Flash flash feature of Chrome. Along with Chrome it also runs on Firefox pretty well.

Check out Google Chrome Fastball, [via The Official Google Blog].