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How to stop annoying pop-ups in Chrome


May 18, 2018

Lots of things on the internet like to make demands on our attention. Adverts, spam emails, pop-ups, page overlays asking for money, and so on, endlessly.

In my opinion, the world is a better place when the amount of unwanted things vying for my attention is reduced.

This is a guide to turning off notification and location request pop-ups in Chrome.

Chrome notification prompt

No. Always, no.

 

How to stop sites asking for your location


  • Click the three dots in the top right of Chrome
  • Click ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down to the bottom, click ‘Advanced’
  • Click ‘Content settings’ in the ‘Privacy and security’ section
  • Click ‘Location’
  • Click the slider to change the setting from ‘Ask before accessing (recommended)’ to ‘Off’

How to stop sites asking for permission to send notifications


  • Click the three dots in the top right of Chrome
  • Click ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down to the bottom, click ‘Advanced’
  • Click ‘Content settings’ in the ‘Privacy and security’ section
  • Click ‘Location’
  • Click the slider to change the setting from ‘Ask before accessing (recommended)’ to ‘Off’

How to do both in one glorious journey


  • Click the three dots in the top right of Chrome
  • Click ‘Settings’
  • Scroll down to the bottom, click ‘Advanced’
  • Click ‘Content settings’ in the ‘Privacy and security’ section
  • Click’ Notifications’
  • Click the slider to change the setting from ‘Ask before sending (recommended)’ to ‘Off’
  • Go back
  • Click ‘Location’
  • Click the slider to change the setting from ‘Ask before accessing (recommended)’ to ‘Off’