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After writing a report yesterday on how to Turns off push notifications from Firefox and permanently removed those stupid popup permission question windows, the question immediately arose how to change this in Safari. I just checked it and it's amazingly easy to do - a lot easier than with Chrome (here are the instructions) or Firefox, where you have to mess around in the advanced settings.
For the readers who have not yet fully understood what this is about: I mean these windows that pop up all over the place on some websites and ask you whether you would like to be informed about new contributions from these pages in the future. Here is an example of another Apple-related site, whose logo and name I have pixelated away:
If you click on "Allow" in these windows, you get a small window in the message center on the Mac (usually at the top right) that always informs you when a new post has appeared on the page. The problem: With busy writers or many websites this can be several times a day. So one is always "disturbed" by such small messages while working.
What is a bit surprising at first: The push notifications that inform you about new posts look like they come from an app on the Mac. In fact, they are triggered by Safari. With other browsers such as Chrome or Firefox, these messages only appear in the browser and only when the browser is started. As a user, one understands the connection between the person who caused the message and the push notification itself much more quickly.
With Safari, the integration in macOS is of course "better", so that the push notifications end up in the notification center. This has already led some readers of me to believe that I would send them unauthorized reports. In practice, however, it is not technically possible without the reader having clicked this "Allow" button at least once. And ultimately, you can only turn off these messages yourself. I have no control over it and cannot delete anyone, as is the case with a newsletter.
But now to the parking of those annoying little things. The instructions for doing this are relatively simple on Safari:
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I hope I have beautified your "working life" on the Mac with these instructions. Personally, I don't miss these windows and messages at all. But I would be interested in whether any of you actually use this push service to get information about news on a website! Feel free to leave a comment if you like! : D
Jens has been running the blog since 2012. He appears as Sir Apfelot for his readers and helps them with problems of a technical nature. In his free time he drives electric unicycles, takes photos (preferably with his iPhone, of course), climbs around in the Hessian mountains or hikes with the family. His articles deal with Apple products, news from the world of drones or solutions for current bugs.