How to Stop website Push Notifications in OS X Mavericks

Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 9.05.59 AMA few days ago i was working on my laptop. While i was so busy and so focused doing what i was doing, i saw a message from a website called Fresh Home. At first i ignored it. About an hour later it popped again and disappeared. I was kind annoyed but i decided to pay no attention to it. Then right before i logged off to head to the gym it came for the third time. This time i clicked on it. All it wanted was for me to go to the website to read whatever they posted. I like the website but they don’t have to remind me to go visit them all the time. So i wanted to figure out how to stop them.

At first i thought they are cookies planted on my computer but then i quickly realized it was a push notification i probably allowed them by mistake. Macbook air and OS X Mavericks added a new feature to Safari that allows websites to send you push notifications when there is breaking news and other new content. Websites that support this function will display a pop-up asking you if you want to receive alerts when you visit their website for the first time. This was my case with Fresh Home. So here is how to stop if you ever allowed them without your knowledge.

1. Open Safari and select “Safari” from the menu and then choose “Preferences.”

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2. Click on the tab labeled “Notifications.” You can tell from this photo that i allowed Freshhome.com to send me push notification.

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3. Select “Allow” if you want a website to send you push notifications or “Deny” if you want to disable the alerts.

4. You also can use the buttons at the bottom to remove websites from the list, individually via “Remove” or in bulk using “Remove All.”

5. At the bottom, there is a checkbox labeled “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications”, which is the global switch that toggles on and off the notification request feature (the popup that asks if you want alerts).

6. If you select that checkbox, then websites will ask you whether you want push notifications.

7.  If you deselect this checkbox, Safari will ignore all push notification requests and you can browse uninterrupted.

8. If you want to go further, you can click on the “Notifications Preferences” button to open the system-wide notification settings for OS X.

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9. This notification panel allows you modify how the alerts are displayed (None, Banners, Alerts) as well as prevent the alerts from appearing either on the lock screen or in Notification Center.

10: Enjoy your un-interrupted work time!

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About RM

I'm a coder. I have been for as longer as I can remember. I am also a writer, a healthy enthusiast, a real estate finder and a bunch of other things too.
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