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How to block websites on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox

The Complete Guide on How to block websites on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox. As a parent, you may not want your kids to be browsing certain types of websites. Sometimes we need to block websites on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

Why block websites on Chrome, Edge, and Firefox.

There are many different reasons why you might want to block websites – for example, you want to stop your child from viewing sexually explicit materials or anything that contains violence.  Here are some ways you can block websites on Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

What is blocking?

Chrome’s built-in block list option does exactly what its name suggests. With it, you can block specific URLs from loading.  You can also whitelist specific domains and add/remove sites as needed. 

The list of URLs that can be blocked can be changed using the “Your Web Browsing History” link in the “Security” section. However, blocking doesn’t work for every website out there.

How do I block a website?

For blocking websites, you need to visit the “Your Web Browsing History” link (also known as the “Your Categories” link) in the “Security” section. 

This is an area of Chrome that you can change quite often. However, there are a few things you need to take into consideration when using this section.

Block sites with a Chrome extension

Chrome allows you to block websites in many ways. The easiest method is using a Chrome extension that works from Chrome’s Preferences pane. 

If you need to block many websites, you should consider Blocked Sites for Chrome. Block malicious sites or sites containing malware from Google search. 

Sometimes you can’t avoid websites that contain malware, malware-like, or malicious links. You might visit these sites accidentally. 

To prevent you from accidentally clicking on a link that can infect your system, you can use Malware Blocker for Google Search. This extension blocks malicious sites from showing up in Google search results.

block a website on Chrome with Screen Time. Let’s start by turning on the option that blocks websites from auto-playing. If you’re using Chrome 64, Chrome will automatically detect what sites you’re using and show you the option to block them.

If you’re using Chrome in older versions, you’ll have to head to chrome://flags and enable the “Block Autoplay on Windows” flag. Once you do, the option will appear in the “Advanced” section.

If you want to configure which sites are allowed to auto play, click the “More tools” link at the bottom. In the “Restrict Auto play” section, you can specify the list of sites that can auto play a sound from the selected site.

If you don’t want to use sound effects, you can disable them. If you do, click the “More tools” link to set up a website that does auto play sound effects instead.

How to block a website on Chrome mobile for Android. To block a website on Chrome mobile, you can head to the main “More Tools” menu and select “Settings.” Then tap on “Content Settings.”

On the page that pops up, scroll down to the “Block websites” section and tap on it. This will create a new filter for your browser. In this case, it’s called “Blocking Websites.”

Select the website you want to block. In this case, it’s Facebook. Then click on the red “Block Website” button at the top right.

Now, if you head to that same section in the “More Tools” menu and select “Content Settings,” you’ll see a list of other sites that you can block. Like I mentioned earlier, it’s relatively easy.

In my case, I block Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. This prevents me from logging in to those sites.

How to Block a Website in Mozilla Firefox. Now we will learn how to block a site in Mozilla Firefox. follow the steps carefully.

Firefox is one of the most popular web browsers on the planet, and for good reason. It’s free, it’s fast, and it has a lot of amazing features— including its tracking protection tool.

The new Firefox Quantum browser will block certain websites you don’t want to visit, whether they are unproductive or not.

To do this, click the three horizontal bars in the top-right corner of the Firefox window and select “Extensions” from the dropdown menu. 

In the window that appears, scroll down to find Block Site and click the option.  Another window pops up with a variety of options for you to customize your Block Site experience. 

For example, you can have notifications pop up on your screen or block websites without an internet connection using a proxy server. 

How To Block a Website on Microsoft Edge.

Scroll down and click on Get Extensions.
Search the extension name and find Site Blocker Extension.
Click on Add to Microsoft Edge and confirm by clicking Yes.

How to block a website on Microsoft Edge?

Turn on the Site Blocker extension. Windows will ask for confirmation which you should approve. A list of all the extensions will appear on your screen, choose Site Blocker.

You can now see a little blocker icon on the right-hand side of the address bar (next to the tab). Scroll down to find “Add Website” and enter the website name or URL that you want to block.

Click the “Block” button from the bottom left of the browser window. The site will be blocked on the Microsoft Edge browser until you unblock it by clicking the “Unblock” button next to it.

Conclusion

Blocking a website is a great way to ensure that you don’t get distracted by it, and can keep you on task with what you need to get done.

Another Important article is- Gutenberg vs. WordPress: The Ultimate Battle for Page Building.

It’s easy to do, and you can also unblock websites that you’ve previously blocked, just in case you want to visit that site again.

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