Tech Tip: Stop Location and Notification Browser Popups

You know the ones. They pop up when you’re least expecting them, asking if you want to share your location with this website or allow that website to send you desktop notifications. The good news is that you can get rid of them. 

On Google Chrome, go to Settings > Advanced > Content settings. Select “Location” and disable, then do the same for “Notifications.” 

For Microsoft Edge, open the menu, then go to View Advanced Settings > Notifications. This will let you customize what websites can send notifications, or block all websites from sending notifications. For location sharing, open the Settings application and go to Privacy > Location. Disable Location Services for Microsoft Edge. 

In Safari, open the drop-down menu and select Preferences > Websites. Click the Location tab and select Deny under “When visiting other websites.” In the Notifications tab, uncheck “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.” 

If you’re using Firefox, the process is a little more drastic. Type “about:config” into the search bar and hit [Enter]. It will warn you about proceeding. If you accept the risk, click to continue. Then use the search bar to find “dom.webnotifications.enabled” and “geo.enabled.” Double-click on each entry. 


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