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I installed Stayfocusd extension to boost my productivity and minimize time spent reading about dietary habits of Mongol soldiers in Genghis Khan's time, or the detailed differences between shallots and onions.

However I must have set some settings wrong as now I'm not able to visit any site. Even the browser settings page won't open and thus I can't remove the extension.

And worst of all I think I set the blocking period to be 1000 hours.

I can't reinstall chrome as I have my bookmarks and other settings in it. Is there a way to get rid of this evil plugin? (Like starting chrome in safe mode or something)

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Go to Preferences>Extensions, and from the list click remove (bin icon on the right)

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Did I not mention - Even the browser settings page won't open. –  Kshitiz Sharma Jun 14 '13 at 4:42
I will asume you are on windows 7.. close Chrome and go to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\ Extensions and remove the offending extension –  Xabier Arrabal Jun 14 '13 at 4:44
Sorry. Ubuntu 12.10 but good idea let me look for that directory on my system. –  Kshitiz Sharma Jun 14 '13 at 4:45
Ok, much better. Launch chrome from the terminal with -incognito flag and remove the extension. –  Xabier Arrabal Jun 14 '13 at 4:48
Many thanks, that works! Btw removing the extension directory under /home/kshitiz/.config/google-chrome/Default/Extensions would also do the trick. –  Kshitiz Sharma Jun 14 '13 at 4:57
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