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Pause Blocking

1Focus Pro includes a feature to pause blocking for a limited time, which allows you to respond to emergencies without getting sidetracked for too long. It is disabled by default. Here’s how to enable and use it.

Steps (2 minutes):

  1. Subscribe to 1Focus Pro.
  2. Open 1Focus. You can reopen the 1Focus window by clicking its arrow icon in the top right of your screen. 1Focus menu bar item
  3. Click on the menu icon (≡) in the top right of the 1Focus window. Menu icon
  4. Click Preferences. Preferences
  5. Under Suspend Blocking, choose a pausing allowance. You can only increase the pausing allowance while blocking is inactive. For a daily allowance, enter 10 hours rather than 24 hours in the hours field. For unlimited pausing, enter 61 minutes per 1 hour. Suspend blocking
  6. Close the preferences window.
  7. Start blocking.
  8. Click the pause button in the top left of the 1Focus window when needed. Pause button
  9. Click the resume button to resume blocking when you’re done. Resume blocking

Done! You can now pause blocking for a limited time. Once your pausing allowance is used up, pausing is disabled. You can pause again once your pausing allowance has recharged.


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