How to disable push notifications in Firefox

Starting with Firefox 44websites can send messages to users if they agree through push mechanism, these are called Notifications via push. Until and unless you give permission, no service will send these push messages, but a website may ask you to show notifications.

For example, since Yahoo mail supports desktop notifications in Firefox, it prompts the user like this: ‘Would you like to receive notifications from this site? and you have three options: Always Receive Notifications, Always block notificationsand Not now.

If you have opted-in to receive notifications, please follow the steps below to stop receiving notifications from this site or multiple sites.

1. Click the Firefox menu, select > Options > Content, click ‘Choose’ underneath ‘Notifications‘,

2. Select the site and click ‘remove website

Manage Website Notifications in Firefox

To remove all sites that display notifications, you need to click on Remove all sites button.

FYI, Firefox also offers a ‘Do not disturb me’ button in the content section of settings for notifications, which when enabled, no website notifications will be shown to the user until the Firefox browser restarts, this is a temporary fix.

To permanently disable or turn off desktop and push notifications in Firefox

1.Visit on:config

2. Find the preference dom.webnotifications.enabled and change its value to false.

3. Done.

From now on, no website will ask you to show notifications in the Firefox browser, including those related to the desktop.

TO UPDATE: Firefox 59 offers new settings to block notifications

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