- by NickDavidson199, 2 months agoRated 1 out of 5Does what it says it does except, the fact that if you forget your password you might as well forgot about their "support" it's the most horrendous "support" if not, one of the most horrendous "support" I've ever come across. 1 star for support 3 stars for options understanding and 4 stars for actually having a well-organized block list. Edit; WOW I got a reply from the developer themselves? Great they replied here, but still... 2 stars for the developer being a complete smart-aleck. Heck actually, 1 star is better haha :p (overrated extension).
Developer responseposted 2 months agoLeechBlock is free software, a hobby of the developer. Here's what you sent to the support email address:
"Listen, person that is a part of Leechblock I forgot my password, see? And I need to recover it, so Gmail me when you get the chance."
And you're surprised you didn't get a prompt reply? :)
Perhaps try to be more courteous next time. It might work wonders.
- by CamilliLa, 4 months agoRated 1 out of 5Can't believe that adding a web site doesn't allow (copy-and-) paste. You have to TYPE the web site?There is a bug (currently under investigation) that prevents the context menu from appearing in the options page. The workaround for copy-paste is to use keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl+C, Ctrl+V, etc.) or top menu bar.
- by Firefox user 13953226, 4 months agoRated 1 out of 5Its not blocking anything no matter my settings. I went to the forums like the dev said but absolutely nothing came out of it. Its been months and this add-on still does nothing at all.
- by Firefox user 16480914, 10 months agoRated 1 out of 5Doesn't work as advertised. Can't block the most basic websites (e.g. youtube.com) even following the config described here or on devs the website. Very disappointed/concerned as I gave the app significant permissions: I hope the "recommended" badge is appropriate and this is safe.
- by Firefox user 15822115, a year agoRated 1 out of 5I'm not happy to write this review.
I always thought that Leechblock NG was perfect, but yesterday I found out that I can easily disable it by going through the add-on options. Without typing the random password.
I have tried to follow the instructions on this site https://www.proginosko.com/leechblock/faq/
But after hours I didn't solve anything.
I think I'll try "FocusMe" software.
- by MeHumanISwear, a year agoRated 1 out of 5When you can't control yourself with social media, to use this app would be helpful, if it wasn't so easy to disable in Firefox's options. You can even unblock the site at will. There is nothing an extension can do with these things, so try out an app. I'm trying FocusMe out, if I find it for free somewhere. It's not a bad extension, it's just too easy to get around it if you have no power over yourself. I hope this gets checked out and helps someone.
Developer responseposted a year agoUsers can limit their access to the options page, to prevent easy circumvention of blocks. Additional measures for preventing disabling/uninstalling the extension are detailed in the FAQ:
- by twonky, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5As soon as I install/enable this extension, Firefox slows down exponentially. If I let it run for more than a minute or two I end up locked out of my desktop environment and I'm forced to hard restart my machine.
Tested on Firefox 73.0.1, Kubuntu 18.04, KDE/Plasma 5.12.9
- by jalkahiki, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5I followed the very clear instructions to make sure I wasn't missing anything, and I had set up the add on correctly. Still, it straight up blocked a site, although I had set it up to block me after 30 minutes. It's a very easy to use system, and I am 100% certain that I didn't tell the add on to block me- I set it up to block me after 30 min in a day. I hadn't used the website at all yet today. The grayscale filter also produced an intolerable level of lag that resolved when I removed the add-on. I installed a similar add on that was able to allow me limited access to the target website.If you export your settings (Options > General > Export Options to File) and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org I will work with you to figure out why it isn't blocking as you want.
- by oravavaara, 2 years agoRated 1 out of 5Instead of limiting the time I could spend on the target website, it entirely blocked it and redirected to the alternate website I had selected. I hadn't used the target website at all today, and it wouldn't allow me to use it for the 30 minutes I had set it up for. If you want to just block a website, this is effective for that, but if you're looking to limit the time you spend on a website, you'll have to find something else.I'm willing to bet that LB is doing exactly what you told it to do, but you entered the wrong settings. Please consult the examples page for clarification: https://www.proginosko.com/leechblock/examples/
- by Firefox user 14659692, 3 years agoRated 1 out of 5Probably a bug, but this extension slows firefox down to a crawl on Kubuntu 18.04 (up to date as of 02/25/19). Loading URL webpages takes significantly longer.