Completely switch off push notifications and question windows in Firefox

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I admit: When the push notifications from websites were new to the browser, I, as a blogger, was enthusiastic about the possibility of being able to inform loyal readers directly about a new post. Unfortunately, the whole thing has turned out to be annoying in practice, because now every second website I call up, this question window appears asking whether I might not send a push notification or a web push through the for new articles Browser would like. It would be ok if I was asked this once per domain, but no: Some domains ask this every time a page is viewed and they don't rest even if you've already clicked "NO" five times. It hurts at some point, doesn't it ?!

Disable push notifications - the instructions

Unfortunately, I have only now researched how to put an end to the annoyance. I should have done it much earlier and certainly saved myself some gray hair! I will explain how it works in the following guide. The whole thing works this way only for Firefox and not for Chrome or Safari. I have it for Chrome . already explained and I will write another post for Safari shortly, but now let's start with the instructions:

  1. Enter in Firefox in the address bar: about: config
  2. The note "The warranty may end here!" With "I am aware of the dangers!"answer.
  3. At the top of the settings search box dom.webnotifications.enabled search.
  4. The value there with a double click from true to false . change
  5. The entry dom.push.enabled search.
  6. The value of this entry by double-clicking true on false . change

Finished. You don't even have to restart and the whole magic with the push notifications should be permanently solved. I've packed my screenshots here so that you can see what the settings look like and where to look for the entries.

If you type "about: config" into the address line in Firefox, you get to the advanced settings. But first a warning.

If you type "about: config" into the address line in Firefox, you get to the advanced settings. But first a warning.

 

If you have taken note of the warning, look for the first entry "dom.webnotifications.enabled" and set it to "false" (double-click).

If you have taken note of the warning, look for the first entry "dom.webnotifications.enabled" and set it to "false" (double-click).

 

Then look for the variable "dom.push.enabled" and set it to "false" as well.

Then look for the variable "dom.push.enabled" and set it to "false" as well.

After following these steps, Firefox will no longer accept questions from websites regarding web push notifications, and it will no longer display any questions when a website sends a notification to your browser. That means in plain language: You have peace and quiet from the push nonsense. ;-)

Note: Push notifications from Sir Apfelot

The knowledgeable reader has probably already noticed that I still have push notifications in my browser. However, you are not constantly asked about it with a pop-up window, but can click on the small red and white bell symbol at the bottom left and request push notifications for my blog. It's much less intrusive and still works ... and you can unsubscribe just as quickly.

At the bottom left of my website Sir-Apfelot.de you can find the option to register for push notifications on a "voluntary" basis. But I don't annoy you with popups on every page ... I promise!

At the bottom left of my website Sir-Apfelot.de you can find the option to register for push notifications on a "voluntary" basis. But I don't annoy you with popups on every page ... I promise!

The second (even better!) Alternative is, of course, mine Sir Apfelot App to load and yourself to be entered in the newsletter. So you stay up to date in any case and can also take part in my irregular competitions and raffles!

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4 comments

  1. Beatrix Willius says:

    Now only the cookie notice can be removed :-)

    How can I get rid of push notifications in Safari?

    • Sir Apfelot says:

      Hello Beatrix! Thanks for your comment. I'll do some research on both and then write the appropriate articles. : D That with the cookie notice will certainly be exciting, since every page has its own solution at the start. But let's see. Maybe I'll find something! LG!

  2. AndiW says:

    Great thing, thank you sir!
    Against the cookie annoyance, I have the Firefox extension "I dont care about cookies" - works.

  3. peter says:

    Great tip, thank you very much

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