Receiving notifications on desktop is definitely a helpful and hassle-free idea. Without going to the main page of the source, you get to know what’s new and latest over there. New incoming emails to cricket scores, new chat message to setting updates; all these announcements appear on Google Chrome by default. Despite of the fact that this makes our knowledge more updated, it does become troublesome and irritating at times when we get to see more of spam and adverts as notifications. Continuous pop ups on the screen are very distracting and delays our on-going task in several ways – at least it takes extra clicks with your Razer Naga HEX review. But don’t worry, as they say, there is a silver lining after every dark cloud.
Here is how you can go about managing or blocking notifications on Google chrome.
In case you have started receiving notifications from several websites and wish to stop it, all you need to do is disable the Google Chrome notifications option in settings. Follow the steps listed below and get rid of this issue in no time.
- Open the settings page of Google Chrome by either typing ‘chrome: //settings’ in the address bar or click on Enter or the hamburger icon.
- Once reached here, scroll down and click on ‘Show Advanced Settings’.
- Go to the ‘Privacy’ tab and click on ‘Content Settings’.
- Move down in this section to ‘Notifications’tab and select ‘do not allow any site to show desktop notifications’.
- If you wish to get notifications from specific websites, click on ‘Ask when a site wants to show desktop notifications’. This way sites will send notifications only if they have your permission for the same.
- Click on ‘Manage Exceptions’ to find out which site is allowed forward notifications to you. If you want to stop a website from send notification, click the ‘X’. The site will be barred from sending you updates.
How to disallow a website from sending notifications:
If by mistake you have given the permission to a website to send notifications and updates to you and wish to disallow it now, it can be done easily.
The website you want to disallow, go to it and click on the little ‘i’ circle on top left on the address bar. If it is a secure website, it will show “Secure” instead of the “i” circle. However, it works in the similar way.
Go down to the “Notifications” and click on the dropdown box. You will be served with three alternatives:
- Use global default
- Always allow on this site
- Always block on this site
Select the action you want to take and consider your work done! To see if the changes have been made, refresh the page. This technique gets liberated of notifications on desktop from various websites. However, you can still receive these updates or notifications via an app or extensions. Ensure to make individual changes to them as well. The setting’s procedure varies in Windows 7 or 8 and Mac. Follow the steps per your requirement.
These little hacks like notifications are certainly a blessing, though not all the time. We like to see or view only those things which we are interested in at that point of time. Thanks to these basic provisions and settings, we can make required changes without getting into much of botheration. All these solutions are barely a click away from us.
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