New Google Chrome Extension Helps You Avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 10:20AM
Star Wars
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tuesday, 01 December 2015 - 10:20AM
New Google Chrome Extension Helps You Avoid Star Wars: The Force Awakens Spoilers
If you're a huge Star Wars fan like me, you're probably feeling rather conflicted right now. Part of you is likely keen to digest the dozens of TV spots, clips and images that Disney is releasing from the movie. But the other part of you wants to enter the theater on December 18th knowing as little about the movie as possible, therefore increasing the likelihood that you'll get another one of those "I am your Father" moments. If you're leaning more towards the latter, it can be hard to avoid potential spoilers, especially while browsing the Internet. Thankfully, there's now a Google Chrome extension that can help you avoid those spoilers, ensuring you go into that theater as clueless as a TaunTaun being ridden by Luke Skywalker on Hoth.

The Star Wars Spoiler Blocker does exactly what it says on the tin. If you visit a page that contains Star Wars info, the extension will gray out the contents of that page with a warning that spoiler may be just a click away.


The tool seems fairly robust, and it even worked when looking at our Facebook news feed, but it's by no means a foolproof weapon against spoilers. We noticed that there was often a slight delay for the pop-up to emerge, which means you'll still need to exercise some caution while browsing. It also only emerges on the initial load, so if you're scrolling through extra content on your Facebook news feed, it won't emerge when a new story is loaded. It also didn't work brilliantly with Twitter.


This is a useful tool, which if you're particularly paranoid about being spoilt, can definitely help prevent your eyes from seeing something you don't want them to. Of course, it won't stop you from overhearing things on the subway or in a local bar, but with the movie scheduled for release in under 3 weeks, there's not long left to go. 

If all else fails, we suggest deploying something similar to How I Met Your Mother's Sensory Deprivator....

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