David Bogdan sent in our Dumb Question for this week. He wrote:
Hello Bart and Allison,
Hello from Japan. It’s been awhile, though I’ve been listening to you on podcasts and it sounds like the two of you are doing well.
I wanted to ask another dumb question regarding security. Recently, I’ve been getting occasional popups such as the one below which ask me whether I want push notifications sent to me from the website.
The popup is incredibly intrusive and worries me. You can’t close the tab or quit Safari. You have to either click on the button or resort to force quitting.
Bart says these aren’t typical popups, which are really websites sending you somewhere else. This is Safari asking permission to send you notification (it’s a feature!) not a true popup. The good news is that we found the checkbox in Safari that stops this behavior. In Safari Preferences, Notifications tab, at the bottom uncheck the box that says “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications”.
And of course I created a step by step tutorial using Clarify on how to get Safari to quit annoying you!
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Hmm.. I just tried to get Safari to stop annoying me with the handy Clarify tutorial. But on my system, in the Notifications tab of Safari Preferences, there is no “Allow websites …” question. The only thing at the bottom is the “remove” & “remove all” buttons. Is that question a Mavericks thing? Because I’m still on Mountain Lion.
I believe it is a new and improved enhancement so ML probably doesn’t have it. Have you seen the annoyances we’re talking about .