Browsing the web can both be delight and a nightmare. It is a delight because you will always have answers for your questions. The internet is a gold mine of information, after all. You’ll always see what you are looking for and more. But sometimes, it is a total disaster. One thing, you’re just surfing the net and the next, a pop-up video shows up along with a series of notifications. You didn’t want to do away with them so you closed the website only to find out that you still are receiving pop-up notifications. Sounds familiar? Say hello (or not) to push notifications.
Push notifications are messages that a website sends you in order to engage you with them. Their goal is to inform you of all things new about them so maybe you’ll take interest. For example, subscribing to a newsletter from a blogging site. You can get them even if the website that sent it to you is not open in your browser. They won’t have access to any of your contact details. However, they are still annoying especially if you are busy with working on a task or several. Getting us informed is well-appreciated. But definitely not when we are sent a ton of notifications.
Thankfully, you can disable them in your browser. Here is a guide to help you go through the process.
For Chrome, the most widely used browser, click the three vertical dots located under the X or close button of the browser.
Hit the menu button — aka, the three vertical dots in upper-right corner — and select Settings. Then, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Advanced. Next, click Content settings within Privacy and Security and select Notifications.
If you want to disable all notifications, toggle the slider beside, “Ask before sending.”
Once you have a website that you want specifically blocked, locate it in the Allow column, and choose to Block it or Remove it.
For Mozilla Firefox, click the three vertical dots to start.
Click the Menu button — aka, the three vertical lines — and select Options. Next, go to Privacy and Security, scroll to Permissions, and click the Settings button to the right of “Notifications.”
Here, you can choose which websites can and cannot send you notifications.
For Microsoft Edge, first, you need to open the browser and go to the Menu. Unlike Chrome and Mozilla, the menu is signified by three horizontal dots, not vertical.
First, launch Microsoft Edge and click the Menu button represented by the three horizontal dots in the upper-right corner. Then, follow your mouse to the bottom of the list and click Settings. Scroll to the bottom and hit View Advanced Settings. Once there, click Manage, which is located within Website Permissions.
On the resulting page, you can toggle which websites you want to receive notifications from
For Safari, open the browser and open Safari.
First, launch Safari and click Safari from within the application menu bar. Next, click Preferences and select the Notifications pane, which will bring up a list of websites you currently receive notifications from.
If you want to disable push notifications across the board, highlight your selection and click Remove All in the bottom-left corner.
Push notifications are good for websites. But for us users, they can be simply distracting. Fortunately, there are ways to manage them in our browsers. However, if you are experiencing issues or problems with your laptop computer, better consult with a professional. Our experts at can help you with any laptop data recovery problem you may have.