We stay updated with our favorite website either by subscribing to the newsletter or by allowing that website to send push notifications on the desktop. Web Notifications or Push Notifications on Windows PC, seems like a good idea but sometimes if they are more or due to some other reason, we may want to disable them. If you are looking for the same, then this article is for you. I will let you know how to disable web notifications in Chrome, Firefox and Edge browser on your Windows desktop.
Every individual browser has a different way to disable web notifications. Read through the article to know step by step procedure to do that.
Disable Web Notifications in Chrome
We have already see how to turn off Chrome Push notification. Let us go through the procedure once again.
To disable web notifications in Chrome, go to “Settings” of Chrome browser by clicking on 3 vertical dots menu button.
It shows all the available Settings. Scroll down to find “Advanced Settings” and click on it.
Under “Privacy” section click on “Content settings” button.
“Content settings” box opens up and scroll down till you find “Notifications”. You would see 3 options and select the option saying “Do not allow any site to show notifications”. This will disable web notifications for every website in Chrome.
If you want to disable web notifications for specific websites, then click on “Manage Notifications”. In “Notifications exceptions” it shows website address under “Hostname pattern” column and it’s behavior in the second column.
To disable push notifications of any specific website, then select “Block” from the drop down in the “Behavior” column. Click on “Done” button for both the dialog boxes and from now on, you would not see any push notifications from websites in Chrome.
You can also get to “Notification exceptions” window by opening this URL in the address bar of the Chrome.
Disable Push Notifications in Mozilla Firefox
In order to turn off web notifications in Mozilla Firefox, then click on menu button and click “Options”.
Click on “Content” on the left-hand side and under “Notifications” section, click on “Choose” to disable web notifications for specific websites.
“Notification Permissions” dialog box shows the list of websites for which web notifications are active. Select websites for which you want to turn off desktop notifications and click on “Remove Site”. To remove push notifications for all websites at once, then click on “Remove All Sites” and click “Save Changes”.
Another way to disable push notifications in Firefox is to type “about:config” ion the address bar and hit enter. It would show you the warning, but you can go ahead without any problems.
It would show you all the preferences and in the search bar type “webnotifications”. You will see two preferences matching this which are enabled by default. Double click on them to disable them.
Turn Off Web Notifications in Edge Browser
After the Windows 10 Anniversary update, Edge browser in Windows 10 is also showing web notifications. To disable them, click on the menu icon (3 horizontal dots) in Edge browser and click on “Settings”.
In “Settings” pane, scroll down and click on “View advanced settings” button.
In “Advanced settings” pane click on “Manage” button under “Notifications” section.
In “Manage Notifications” pane, you would see a list of websites for which notifications have been allowed and now you can make changes as required.
Based on the browser, you will see notifications from websites asking your permission to allow notifications. You can deny the request to avoid notifications in future.
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