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Completely uninstall/reinstall SelfControl app?

1848 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 17, 2013 3:30 PM by Pereli RSS
John_Neumann Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Feb 13, 2013 8:35 AM

This week I installed SelfControl, the app that locks you out of the internet for a specified amount of time.


It worked great for a couple of days.  Now it's stuck on 0:00 and won't work anymore.  I have internet, but I can no longer use the software.


I dragged the app to the trash and reinstalled it, but the problem persists.  Apparently there are some prefs or hidden files that I don't know of.


How to completely wipe the slate clean and start over?




ps.  Found some code online to type into the terminal, was not able to make it work.  Also found a contact for the app developer, who does not respond.  (Just so you know I've done the homework and haven't come up with anything.) 

  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,985 points)
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    Feb 13, 2013 8:39 AM (in response to John_Neumann)

    You might look in ~/Library/Preferences and see if there is a plist file you can trash.  (Note the tilde, paste that path into the Finder>Go>Go to Folder... dialog.)



  • Pereli Calculating status...
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    Nov 17, 2013 3:30 PM (in response to John_Neumann)

    I have the same problem you described -- Selfcontrol timer stuck on 0

    I AppCleaner/new download several times, but that didn't work.

    I haven't been able to find other posts talking about this problem. 

    Any help would be appreciated!


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