How To Disable Notification Request Pop-Ups On Chrome And Firefox

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Pop-up windows, or pop-ups, are windows that appear automatically without your permission. They vary in size but usually don’t cover the whole screen. That’s why in many cases they go completely unnoticed. Some pop-ups open on top of your Browser window, while others appear underneath it (pop-unders).

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No matter which Browser you use, you would face the pop-up issue. However, every Browser comes with the option of disabling the pop-up feature and Chrome and FireFox is no exception. Both the browsers give you the option of disabling the pop-up feature entirely. Also, you can disable receiving pop-ups from certain websites as well.

Disable Receiving Pop-Up on Chrome

By default, Google Chrome blocks pop-ups from automatically showing up on your screen. When a pop-up is blocked, the address bar will be marked Pop-up blocked.Pop-up blocked

Turn pop-ups on or off

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. At the top right, click More More and then Settings.
  3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
  4. Under “Privacy and security,” click Content settings.
  5. Click Pop-ups and redirects.
  6. At the top, turn the setting to Allowed or Blocked.

However, you might be facing a situation where you need to block pop-ups from a specific Website only. In that case, there is no point of blocking the pop-up feature entirely. For example, you might want to block pop-ups on your Kid’s laptop from certain inappropriate Websites. But even if you are wishing to block pop-ups from a certain Website you need to first pop-ups entirely. After that, if you wish you can turn on pop-ups from certain Websites. So you see its actually the other way around.

  1. On your computer, open Chrome.
  2. Go to a page where pop-ups are blocked.
  3. In the address bar, click Pop-up blocked.Pop-up blocked
  4. Click the link for the pop-up you want to see.
  5. To always see pop-ups for the site, select Always allow pop-ups and redirects from [site] and then Done.

Even after blocking pop-ups, if you encounter annoying pop-ups taking up your screen while browsing, your device might be infected with malware. If that’s the case Chrome Support Page has great documentation on Remove unwanted ads, pop-ups & malware

Disable Receiving Pop-Up on FireFox

To access the pop-up blocker settings on FireFox:

  1. Click the menu button andFx57Menu choose Options.
  2. Select the Privacy & Security panel.
  3. Under the Permissions section, make sure the box next to Block pop-up windows is checked.

Now, you might be wondering if FireFox also has the option of blocking Pop-Ups from certain Website as Chrome does. In fact, it does. To do so first access the Pop-Up Blocker Settings Page on FireFox then follow the below-mentioned steps.

  • A click on Exceptions… opens a dialog box with a list of sites that you want to allow to display pop-ups.
  • The dialog box offers you the following choices:

Allow: Click this to add a website to the exceptions list.

Remove Site: Click this to remove a website from the exceptions list.

Remove All Sites: Click this to remove all of the websites in the exceptions list.

Wrapping Up!

Many Websites use Notification Pop-Ups as a way of Push Marketing. However, it does more harm to a Website than it helps it. Pop-Ups can be attributed to being the number one reason for increasing Bounce Rate. As users immediately see something irrelevant soon after they land on a Website, they quickly hit the Back button. But Pop-Ups sometimes are used to inform users about ongoing discounts, which is not a bad thing. So if you don’t want to miss out on pop-ups that inform you about you can benefit, you are better off keeping receiving pop-ups from those Websites.

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