Stop Safari from Asking You if You Want Notifications from Websites

Are you annoyed by Safari asking you if you want to get push notifications from some websites? Here’s how you can turn those messages off.

Safari for OS X has a feature called Push Notifications, which lets you get notifications on your Mac – banners or alerts – when a web site wants to let you know about a great new article. I find these quite annoying, and I’ve turned them off, but I realized recently that a lot of people don’t know how to keep Safari from displaying the dialog.

When you go to a website that uses this feature, you’ll see a sheet in Safari like this:

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It’s annoying to have to click Don’t Allow each time you land on a website using Push Notifications, but you can turn these dialogs off in Safari’s preferences. Choose Safari > Preferences, then click on Notifications. Uncheck the option at the bottom, Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.

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If you’ve already allowed certain websites, you’ll still get notifications; you just won’t get asked any more. And you can remove any of the websites that have asked – whether you have allowed or denied these notifications – by selecting them in the same window, then clicking Remove, or nuke them all by clicking Remove All.

4 thoughts on “Stop Safari from Asking You if You Want Notifications from Websites

  1. It’s kind of weird that I don’t use push notifications in Safari, but I kind of ;like it when they pop up. It only happens once per website, and every time I turn one down, it gets added to a list of websites that support push notifications in the Preferences tab.

  2. It’s kind of weird that I don’t use push notifications in Safari, but I kind of ;like it when they pop up. It only happens once per website, and every time I turn one down, it gets added to a list of websites that support push notifications in the Preferences tab.

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