Wednesday , September 23 2020

Chrome to start blocking annoying notification requests, Ars Technica


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Google will start automatically enrolling sites and users in the quieter UI.

      

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                          Chrome’s current, very annoying notification pop-up.                                                        

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                          With the new UI, notifications are blocked by default.                                                        

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                          The desktop (top) and mobile (bottom) settings.                                                        

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    Ina blog postyesterday, Google outlined plans for a less intrusive permission UI for Chrome’s notification feature. Chrome’s current permission UI spawns a pop-up box near the address bar, which covers Web content and is one of the many annoying pop-ups that can spawn when a website loads, alongside “subscribe to our site / newsletter” and “this site uses cookies. “

    Google’s post says that, while notifications are “an essential capability for a wide range of applications,” Chrome’s permission pop- up is also “a common complaint” among users that “interrupt [s] the user’s workflow and result [s] in a bad user experience.” To address these complaints, Chrome will introduce a quieter notification UI. Interestingly, Mozilla announced

    handy permission managerhidden in the address-bar lock button, so you can block everything by default and easily toggle permissions on as needed.

            

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