Block Star Wars: The Force Awakens spoilers with new browser extension

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Dec 15, 2015

Do you want to know everything there is to know about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Neither do we. Happily, developers PricelessMisc have created a Chrome plug-in to maintain balance on your Web browser: “Force Block: the Star Wars spoiler blocker.”

Here’s how it works: Click here to install Force Block on your Chrome browser. Install. Voila. The only catch is that it works with Google's Chrome only, so users of Firefox or Safari will have to risk reading that Han and Chewie were having a cross-species relationship. [Spoilers?]

Now, when you navigate to a site, instead of potential spoilers, you get a witty quote purposed for the occasion. This is what a random Blastr page looks like before I had installed Force Block:


And after:


Unfortunately, it’s not as miraculous as the Force. It only warns you that there could be potential spoilers on the entire page and doesn’t block individual posts. So if you want to read information-dense sites like Facebook or Twitter at all in the next few days, you’ll have to click “Continue anyway.” And once again, you’re at risk.

But there are still sites that don’t have Star Wars plastered across their front pages, and at the time of this writing, that includes BoingBoing and NBC News. But if the news does appear, Force Blocker will pop up with a reminder to be mindful of what you see.

And as always, you’re free to enjoy the news at Sports Illustrated.

(Via TheMarySue)

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