These days websites push notifications to keep users informed about their latest content. Notifications from websites are common in both desktop and mobile web browsers. That said, not everyone is enthusiastic about sinking in the barrage of notifications or when a website asks you to give permission for showing notifications. You can put a permanent end to this by following the instructions in this post.
In recent times, many web browsers have normalized this “browser notification” feature when surfing websites. The main premise is to push notifications about latest updates of specific websites. However, most users don’t like to be bothered by it. The practice of prompting users to allow “show notifications” would have been somewhat acceptable if it was restricted to a few websites. Unfortunately, in reality, it’s precisely the opposite as every other website asks you to allow “Show Notifications” through a popup banner that shows up just below the address bar. There comes a point when it becomes really annoying. It gets on the nerve especially for those who visit so many websites on a daily basis. Thankfully, you can easily block websites from asking to show notifications.
Block Websites From Asking To Show Notifications
Before starting, please be informed that you cannot turn off “Show Notification” in all web browsers because not all of them have a setting to disable it. However, on most popular browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera, you can disable Show Notifications popup from showing.
Stop “Show Notification” Popup In Chrome Desktop browser
If you’re a Google Chrome user, disabling show notification prompt will prevent you from getting distracted. You can remove websites which are nagging you with constant push notification popups. To do it, follow these steps.
Open Google Chrome browser on your device. After that, click on the overflow menu (three vertical dots) button in the top-right corner.
Click on Settings and scroll down to click on Show advanced settings... Once done, click on Content Settings in the privacy section. Otherwise directly type chrome://settings/content in the chrome address bar and hit the enter key to go to content settings.
Next, scroll down and check the box which says Do not allow any site to show notifications. That’s done.
In future, Google Chrome will block websites from asking to show push notifications.
Stop Show Notification Prompts From Websites In Chrome Mobile Browser
Google has brought the push notification prompt feature over to its Android mobile browser as well. In the mobile browser, when the screen real-estate is already limited compared to desktop PC, such notifications can become annoying. To stop them from showing up, here are the steps you can follow.
Launch Chrome browser on your mobile. Tap on the three vertical dots and go to Settings > Site Settings > Notifications and disable it.
From now onward, websites, when visited via chrome on mobile, won’t bug you with their show notification prompt.
Turn Off “Show Notifications?” Requests In Firefox
In Mozilla, there is no dedicated option to prevent websites from asking for permission to show notifications like in Chrome. But Firefox does have a Don’t Disturb Me option. To enable it, open Firefox and type about:preferences#content and hit enter. Next, tick the Do not disturb me checkbox. This will block all sort of notifications until you close and open Firefox again. But if you want to permanently block websites from pushing notifications, here is what you have to do.
Open Firefox browser, in the address bar type about:config and hit enter. If you’re using it for the first time, a warning message will appear. Just click on I accept the risk.
Now, you will see a list of options that you probably won’t understand, ignore them. In the search box, type notifications. After that find dom.webnotifications.enabled. Its value will be set to True by default. You need to change it to False. In the end, restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.
You will no longer see popups to show notifications by websites.
Block Show Notifications From Websites To Show In Opera Browser
Opera is another popular web browser. It offers an option to disable website notifications. Here are the steps to block websites from asking to show notifications.
In your Opera browser, go to Settings and click on Websites option. Now scroll down and simply tick the checkbox next to the option that says Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications. That’s it.
Stop Website Push Notifications Popup From Showing In Safari
It is possible to stop websites from asking to show notifications in Safari. To disable it from the desktop version of Safari on Mac, see the instructions below.
Go to your Safari browser, and head over to Safari > Preferences. Next, click on the Notifications tab. Then, disable/uncheck Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.
So this is how you block show notifications prompt from appearing on Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Safari. Unfortunately, there is no option in Microsoft Edge to disable it, but you can always click on No button when asked to allow permission to send notifications. Hopefully, future updates of the Edge browser will bring the option to permanently disable push notification prompt.
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