Pop-Up Notifications with Chrome

Google Chrome has a feature that allows websites to push notifications to you, creating a pop-up notification on your computer.  This can be helpful when the pop-up is being used to notifiy you about an upcoming meeting you have scheduled, or new incoming emails.  But unfortianlly the same technology can be used to push ads, that we inadvertanlty approved.

Chrome notification from calendar.google.com   Chrome notification from pushwelcome[DOT]com
Notification from calendar.google.com   Notification from pushwelcome.com 


If you look carefully at the two examples above,  you will see that both list the website that is being allowed to notify  you.   In the  "Meeting Notification" example, it has the website "calendar.google.com", while the advertising one has "pushwelcome.com" 


How To Change the Setting

If you find you are getting notifications you don't want, you can go into Chrome's settings page and either remove the pemission or change the permission to block all notifications.

  • Open Chrome, and paste the following into the adderss bar.    chrome://settings/content/notifications
    • Another way to get to the same page, you can click on the menu Three vertical dots for menu button, choose "Settings", and go to "Site Settings" and then "Notifications" 
      View of Chrome's Notifications settings page
  • Here you will see a list of sites that you have already set to "Block" and a list of sites that you have set to "Allow". 
  • Scroll through the "Allow" list and look for the site who is sending unwanted notificaitons.  
  • Click on the dots Three vertical dots for menu button on the far right to bring up the option to Block, Edit, or Remove.  
    Site Settings for notifications


The three options:

  • Block:  This will actively block any notificiations from the specific website.  Use this if the website is definally one you don't want to see things from again.
  • Edit: This allows you to edit the website address. It is rare that you will ever choose this option.
  • Remove:  This will  remove them from your allow list, and you will stop getting pop-up notifications.  But you could be asked again sometime in the future to allow notificaitons from this website.  Use this option if you are unsure about wanting notificiaottns, but you do know/trust the site.  



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2020-09-09 14:59
Kevin Squire
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