When you open web pages in the web browser Google Chrome , Mozilla Firefox or Opera , … a pop-up window appears asking if the user wants to receive notifications from the web page on the Desktop. These notifications are called web push notifications and are used by some websites to inform their visitors of new articles, etc.
The following are some screenshots of the pop-ups that allow notifications to be displayed by websites in different web browsers:
The notification pop-up in Google Chrome:
Message pop-up window in Mozilla Firefox:
Pop-up notification window in Opera:
Google Chrome and Opera provide 2 buttons in pop-ups: Allow and Block . If you click the Allow button, the website will be allowed by the browser to send notifications to the user. If you click the Block button, the site will be blocked from sending the user notification.
Mozilla Firefox provides the following 2 buttons: Allow Notifications and Not now . If you click the Allow notifications button, the site will be allowed by Firefox to send notifications to the user. If you click the Not now button, the site will be temporarily blocked from sending user notifications. There is another button appearing in the ” Never allow ” pop-up that can be accessed by clicking the drop-down arrow. This ” Never allow ” button completely blocks the website from sending notifications to the user.
But the buttons provided on the pop-up dialog only allow or block notifications sent by the current website. If you open other websites that support push notifications, you will get pop-up notifications again.
If you browse a lot of websites and they show pop-ups that allow notifications, it can be annoying and possibly ruin your browsing experience.
Luckily, these web browsers provide a way to permanently disable these notification pop-ups . When you block the notification feature, all websites will be blocked / restricted from sending pop-up notifications.
If you also want to prevent websites from sending push notifications and push notifications in your web browser , this guide will help you.
The following steps will help you enable or disable website notifications in your web browser:
Turn off pop-up website notifications in Google Chrome
1. Open Google Chrome, click the icon
2. Now select the option ” Settings ” from the main menu.
3. It will open the Chrome settings page. Now scroll down to the bottom and click on the option ” Advanced “.
4. In the Privacy and Security section , click the ” Content settings ” option.
5. It will open the Content Settings page. Click the Notifications option.
6. The toggle button provided next to ” Ask before sending (recommended) ” will be set to ON ie enabled by default.
Setting the toggle to OFF means disabled and the optional text will be changed to Blocked.
Turn off pop-up website notifications in Mozilla Firefox
1. Open Firefox and click the 3 dashes icon on the right side of the toolbar to open the main menu. Now click on the Options menu to open the Firefox settings page.
Alternatively, you can customize this page using the about: preferences command in the address bar.
2. Now in the ” Privacy & Security ” tab, scroll down and go to the ” Permissions ” section.
3. Click the Choose button. It will open the Notification Rights window.
If you allowed certain websites to post notifications in the past, you should see their URL / domain name listed in this window. If you don’t want those sites to send notifications anymore, click the ” Remove All Websites ” button or click ” Remove Website ” to delete only one.
That’s it. Click the ” Save changes ” button and now you will no longer get pop-up notifications in Mozilla Firefox.
Turn off pop-up website notifications in Opera
1. Open the Opera web browser, click the Opera button present in the top left corner of the Opera window and then click Settings . You can also directly open the Opera Settings page by pressing the ALT + P keys together.
2. Now scroll to the bottom and click on the link ” Advanced “.
3. In the Privacy and security section , click the option ” Content settings “.
4. It will open the Content Settings page. Click on the Notifications option .
5. The conversion button provided next to “ Ask before sending (recommended) ” will be set to ON ie enabled by default.
Setting the switch to OFF means off.
If you allowed certain sites to post notifications in the past, you will see their URL / domain name listed on the page. If you don’t want those sites to send notifications anymore, you can delete them.
That’s it. Now Opera will stop all web page notification pop-ups for you.