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Stop Those Annoying Browser Prompts 

Stop those annoying browser prompts asking for your location or to send notifications.

If you've grown tired of answering those annoying browser prompts every time a website wants to show you notifications or know your location, you can turn the messages off forever with a few clicks in every major browser. 

Scroll down below for your browser and where to locate the appropriate settings in Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge and Internet Explorer.



From the drop-down menu, select Settings > Advanced (scroll down) > Content settings.

From Chrome's content settings you can click into 'Location' and 'Notifications' separately to disable each. This will block the pop-ups forever while also preventing websites from knowing your location and sending you notifications.



In the address bar type "about:config" and hit Enter. Accept the risk when prompted.

If you made it under the hood safely, use the search bar to find the following entries: dom.webnotifications.enabled and geo.enabled.

Double-clicking on each entry will set their values to false, which is what you want to do if you're trying to disable the pop-ups.



From the drop-down menu, select Settings and then go to the Websites tab.

Location and notification prompts are both listed halfway through the website section of Opera's menu settings -- set both of them to "do not allow...".

Microsoft Edge


Open Windows 10's Settings (search 'settings' via Start), then go to Privacy > Location.

Scroll down in this section to 'Choose apps that can use your location' and you can customize the settings for Microsoft Edge along with other applications. Note that disabling 'Location service' on the top of the same page will block all apps from using your location.

Open Edge's settings menu, go to View advanced settings > Notifications (manage).

Websites that can show notifications will be listed here so you can customize which ones are able to send them. Likewise, from the privacy settings in the Windows 10 menu mentioned above, the notifications section will let you block them from all applications.

Internet Explorer

Open IE's drop-down menu, go to Internet options, select the Privacy tab.

In the privacy tab, uncheck 'never allow websites to request your physical location' and then click into "Settings" for the option to uncheck notifications from when a pop-up is blocked (this isn't the same as the notifications blocked in other browsers but nonetheless noteworthy).

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