Notifications are a great way to stay up to date on your favorite site. Since that’s what you have in mind when you’re asked for permission to show you notifications, you say yes. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon for many users to later regret that.
If you want to go back to the good old days when you didn’t receive that many notifications, well, you can. The good news is that disabling notifications for browsers such as Chrome, Firefox, and Opera is mind-numbly easy.
Since Chrome is the most popular browser out there, it’s only fair that it’s the first one on the list. To disable all notifications on Chrome click on the three vertical dots at the top-right of the browser.
Look for and choose Settings. Scroll all the way down until you see the Show advanced settings option. Click on it and below the Privacy region click on the Content settings button. You should now see a new box and under content settings, you should see the Notifications option.
The last option out of the three will be one that says Do not allow any site to show notifications. There are sites that play nice when it comes to notifications, so it wouldn’t be fair to block all sites.
To only block notifications for a particular site, click on the Manage exceptions button. There you’ll see a list of various sites and whether they are allowed to show you notifications or not. There is a good chance that you have the Ask before sending (recommended) option toggled on.
Click on the three vertical dots on the right of each site and select allow. From now on, you’ll get all the notifications that site sends out.
If you don’t see any of this since it’s also going to depend on what version of Chrome you have, after clicking on Content settings select the notifications option. Here, you can either have sites ask you for permission on whether they can send you notifications or not.
If there is a particular site that shows you way too many notifications you can add that site by clicking on the Add button.
Disabling or enabling notifications on Opera is just as easy. Open up the browser and click on the red O at the top left of the browser. Go to Settings and click on the websites tab. Scroll down to the Notifications section and the first and the last option will either allow you to allow all sites to show notifications or not to allow them at all.
Either Way, you can create exceptions to those options. Click on the Manage Exceptions button and type in the site you want to exclude from the option you previously chose. Once you’re done adding the exceptions, don’t forget to click on the add button to save your changes.
It’s time for Firefox users to disable or enable their notifications as well. To do so, Launch Firefox and click on the hamburger icon at the top right. Look for and Click on the Privacy and Security option to the left. Below the Permissions section, you’ll see the option to disable Firefox notification until it’s rebooted.
Click on the Do not disturb me box to eliminate notifications or you can click on the Choose button. By clicking on the button you can control which sites can never or can always send you notification
Now you know how you can get rid of those annoying notifications for good, regardless of the browser you’re using. It doesn’t matter if you’re not very tech savvy since you only have to go intot he browser’s settings and click here and there. How annoying do you find notifications? Leave a comment and let me know.