Block browser notification requests
Using the internet in 2024 is mostly horrible. Even after you've set up a content blocker, you may still find you're annoyed by some intrusive website practices.
You arrive on a website for the first time, having searched something normal like "How to drill holes in your keys". The page loads, but before you've had time to read a single sentence you've been asked to allow notifications — interrupting your precious flow, preventing you from practically bettering your life.
Well, there's an easy fix. You can block pesky browser notification requests. Here's how:
How to block notification requests on Firefox
- Navigate to
Privacy & Securityfrom the sidebar
- Scroll down to
Notificationsand click the
Settings…button. This will open a modal.
- Tick the checkbox labeled
Block new requests asking to allow notifications. That's it.
In the same modal you can remove permission from sites that already have permission — or allow any sites that you'd like to give permission to.
How to block notification requests on Safari
- Open the
Safaridropdown from the menu bar and click
Settings…. A modal window will open.
- From the menu at the top of the modal select the
- In the sidebar select
- Un-tick the checkbox labeled
Allow websites to ask for permission to send notifications
How to block notification requests on Google Chrome or Brave
- Navigate to
- Select the
Privacy and securitytab
- Find the
Permissionsheading and select
- Under the
Default behaviourheading select
Don't allow sites to send notifications