Restrict Program Usage Times

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Block Individual Applications

Select a program to block from the list of installed applications (1). If the application have run at least once while HomeGuard is running you can find it in the drop down list (2) of programs currently in monitoring records. And if the program isn't listed (e.g.: portable applications) and haven't been run before you can browse (3) to the application's exe file and add it. If you are browsing for the program and there is more than one exe file in the folder of that program it is safer to add them all, especially for games which, sometimes, use separate "launcher" exes.

After you've selected the program you want to block, click the right arrow button (4) to add it to the block list.
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How to Create Groups of Applications

To set collective time restrictions for multiple programs (e.g.: games or Internet browsers) you can add them to a group. To create a new group choose the "new" group radio button (1) when adding a program. If you'd like to add the program to an existing group, select the program in the installed applications list and select the group in the blocked applications list (2), choose the "existing" (3) radio button then click the right arrow button (4).
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Set Time Restrictions for Applications or Groups

Select the program or group you want to set time restrictions for in the list of blocked applications (1). Uncheck "Always block" (2) (if not unchecked already) and click the "Blocking Times" button (3). If the program you've selected is member of a group the entire group's settings will be edited.
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Choose selection mode then click and drag your mouse across the table to block or unblock at specific times of day or days of week. And set the total time allowed per day.
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Unblocking a Program and Deleting or Renaming Groups

To delete a group select it and click the left arrow button. After deleting it all group's applications will be unblocked and all time settings lost. Similarly to unblock individual programs select the program you want to unblock and click the left arrow button.

To rename a group, select it and click it once.