FAQ: The options for one of the block sets are all disabled and now I can’t change the settings! What happened and what can I do about it?

The options are disabled because you selected the option Prevent access to options for this block set at times when these sites are blocked and now those sites are blocked (hence the options are currently inaccessible). The purpose of this option is to allow users to prevent themselves from easily changing the settings once the sites have been blocked, but in a way that doesn’t prevent access to all LeechBlock options.

If you really need to change the settings for the block set before the blocking period has ended, you can do so as follows:

  • Enter about:support into the location bar of your Firefox browser.
  • Click the Open Folder button next to Profile Folder.
  • In the file explorer, navigate into the browser-extension-data folder and then into the leechblockng@proginosko.com folder.
  • Open the file storage.js in a text editor (e.g., Notepad).
  • Search for the keyword prevOpts# (but replace # with the number of the relevant block set). Change the value immediately following it from true to false.
  • Save the file storage.js and restart Firefox.
  • You should now be able to change the settings for that block set.

If you can’t access about:support then you need to swallow the red pill.