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How to Stop “Show Notifications” From All websites in One Click
Each day we came across many sites asking us to allow notification so they can send Notifications. At times it can bother you because there are many websites who does ask to opt-in for Notifications. It’s actually a nice way to get news from your favorites sites. But not every site is worth, and that depends on person to person. Most of the website uses the notification feature to send you new updates on notification via your web browser in a box popup form. This tutorial will help you to block all the websites from asking to show notifications.
The below photo is a typical example of pop-up asking for notification permission from Facebook, and this is an original way to serve Notifications. But some websites even uses horrible and annoying boards that distinguish focus from the main article or sites. So you might have either “Block” or “Allow” them to send you notifications. It’s fine with Facebook and other social media sites or useful sites like “Product Hunt.”
Google Chrome Browser
Most of the people use Google Chrome (sorry IE, and Edge) and here is how to block all the notifications, to avoid any websites asking to show notification. See those three dots at right-top in Chrome window, click on that and go to the Settings page. Notification settings will be inside the “Content Settings..” and it will be under the Privacy tag. You can also use the Seach function to find and turn off all notifications, for that type notifications in the search box.
Find the Notification settings; it will be in the middle so scroll a bit. From there if you opt for Do not allow any sites to show notification no site will bother you, ever again.
Opera Neon Browser
Opera Neon is recently launched as a concept browser to try out new things that we usually don’t see in Web browsers. If you are not using it, you’re missing a thing or five, try it for once. Visit Opera neon Settings page by tapping the left-bottom hamburger icon. (or using this URL: chrome://settings/) In the bottom of the settings page, there will be a link “Advanced Settings” Click on that and look for “Content Settings” and find “Notifications” and turn them off. Similar to Chrome as it’s also powered by the same Chromium Project Chrome uses.
I often use Opera as my secondary browser, and there is no reason you should not. Free unlimited VPN and built-in AdBlocker enough to draw your attention. So here is how to block notifications on a Opera web browser. As Opera is also based on Chromium project so disabling Notification process is similar to Google Chrome. Go to Opera Settings > under Websites > Notifications > Do not allow.
Note: Edge Browser also supports the notifications, but at this moment there is no setting to block all the websites from Asking to show notifications. So when a website prompts, you have to click on the “no button” the browser will at least save your preference for the current site. But again there is no way to block all the websites from asking to allow notifications.
Since the Firefox browser crashes a lot (at least on my computer) I apologize I might not illustrate the exact steps but here is a brief information. Type about:config in the Browser’s address bar, it might show you a warning message I would have accepted that. Search notifications then double click on the “dom.webnotifications.enabled” and change it to false.
How to Allow Notifications from Specific websites
So not every site out there is evil, if you’d like to whitelist some sites, you can do that by using the option “Manage Exception” under Notification settings in a Browser like Chrome or Opera. Allowing a website to show notification on Google Chrome is pretty much simple. The left side of address bar shows whether the page is encrypted or not but is it going to do much more than that. Click on that button add under notification you can override the default setting and allowing a website to show notifications from them.
There are plenty of other browsers like Safari, Maxthon, and Edge, etc., we haven’t included all of them here. Fortunately, they might have similar settings you can use to block notifications.