Block Web Notification requests in Chrome, Firefox and Edge Browser

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 block Web Notification requests in Chrome, Firefox and Edge browser on your Windows desktop.

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Every individual browser has a different way to disable the annoying web notifications. Read through the article to know step by step procedure to do that.

Block Web Notification requests  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 and Security” section click on “Content settings” button.

The “Content settings” box opens up. Scroll down till you find “Notifications”. Click on it.

The Notifications settings will open up.You will see the default setting Ask before sending. Toggle the slider to select Blocked.

You can also manage Notifications for individual sites.

To get to “Notification settings directly, you may copy-paste the following URL in the address bar of the Chrome and hit Enter.


Disable Push Notifications in Mozilla Firefox

In order to turn off web notification requests in Mozilla Firefox, open the browser and click on the menu button and then “Options”.

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Under thePrivacy & SEcurity section, you will see Permissions. Click on the Settings button against Notifications.


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The “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”.

To stop websites from making notification requests, you need to select Block new requests asking to allow notifications and Save changes.

You will now not see those annoying boxes!

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”.

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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.

Want to open specific websites automatically on browser startup? Then, have a look at how to open specific Websites in multiple Tabs automatically on Browser startup.

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Sridhar is a Software Engineer who loves to stay updated with developments in the world of technology. He is fond of writing everything related to Internet, Computers and Mobile and Desktop Operating Systems.