Some problems in 10.8

Some problems in 10.7


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Supports retina graphics

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SelfControl is an OS X application which blocks access to incoming and/or outgoing mail servers and websites for a predetermined period of time. For example, you could block access to your email, facebook, and twitter for 90 minutes, but still have access to the rest of the web. Once started, it can not be undone by the application, by deleting the application, or by restarting the computer – you must wait for the timer to run out.

Version 1.3
Status Some problems

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As soon as you move to another application after beginning the countdown, the timer stops refreshing. However, the timer is still working internally. To view a timer that refreshes each second, you need to quit the application once and open it again.

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[ ]Anonymous 28 Jul 2012 14:36

does anyone know if this essential software works for 10.8?

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[ whitney ]whitney **Anonymous** 30 Jul 2012 03:24

no, it does not currently work for 10.8. Hopefully they get it fixed ASAP!!!

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[ Charles Butcher]Charles ButcherAnonymous 31 Jul 2012 10:20

v1.4 seems OK in Mountain Lion.

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[ Charles Butcher]Charles ButcherAnonymous 01 Aug 2012 09:08

…that's to say I don't see the problem referred to in the notes above. Both timers (window and Dock) carry on counting down when I change to another application.

However, closing the SelfControl window causes the app to quit (though for all I know it may always have behaved like this). It's not a huge problem because Internet access remains blocked for the pre-set time, and is available again once the time has expired. And launching SelfControl again shows the correct figure on the timer.

So if you don't want to see the main timer, just hide SelfControl and the Dock timer will carry on chugging. Or uncheck the preference "Display timer window on top", and stick it behind something else.

[Mac mini 2011, 8 GB]

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[ emmanuel]emmanuelAnonymous 04 Aug 2012 11:30

Great, so it seems to work ok, cool, I an upgrade to 10.8, then!

Thanks a lot for the info!

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