How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

We all know that web browsers allow websites to show you notifications now. You will see a popup telling you the website wants to show notifications n your desktop if you visit many news and shopping website.  You can disable these notification prompts in your web browser if they annoy you.

To disable this feature in Chrome,  just click the menu button and select “Settings” at first.

Click the “Show Advanced Settings” link at the bottom of the Settings page and then click the “Content Settings” button under Privacy.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Scroll down to the Notifications category and select “Do not allow any site to show notifications”.

Even after you select this setting, websites you’ve given permission to show notifications will still be able to show notifications. Click “Manage Exceptions” to view a list of websites you’ve given permission to show notifications and revoke the permission, if you like.

If you want to give an individual site the ability to show notifications in the future, you can click the “Manage Exceptions” button here and give a site permission to show notifications.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Mozilla Firefox

Firefox doesn’t allow you to disable all web notification prompts in its normal Options window. You have to change this setting from the hidden about:config page.

To access it, type about:config into Firefox’s address bar and press Enter. You’ll be shown a warning. Be careful when using the about:config page, as you could cause problems with Firefox by changing some settings. Click “I accept the risk” if you’re ready to continue.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Type “notifications” into the search box. Double-click the dom.webnotifications.enabled option that appears. This will change the setting to “false”, which means web notifications will be disabled in Firefox.

This change will completely disable all web notifications, so you can’t choose to receive notifications from one or two websites while preventing other websites from asking to show notifications.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Microsoft Edge gained support for notifications in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. However, Microsoft provides no way to disable notifications entirely and prevent websites from asking to show notifications.

All you can do is click “No” when you’re asked if you want to let a website show notifications. Edge will at least remember your preference for the current website, but other websites will still be able to prompt you.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Apple Safari

Safari allows you to stop websites from requesting permission to send notifications. To find this option, click Safari > Preferences.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

Select the “Notifications” tab and, at the bottom of the window, uncheck the “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications” box.

Websites you’ve already given permission to send notifications will still have permission to send notifications even after you uncheck this option.  You can see and manage the list of websites with permissions to send notifications in this window.

How to Stop Websites From Asking to Show Notifications

If you change your mind in the future, you can always go into your web browser’s settings and re-enable web notifications.

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