How to disable notifications everywhere

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How to disable notifications everywhere

Web browsers now allow websites to show you notifications. On many news and shopping websites, you’ll see a popup telling you the website wants to show notifications on your desktop. You can disable these notification prompts in your web browser if they annoy you.

Google Chrome

To disable this feature in Chrome, click the menu button and select “Settings”.

Click the “Advanced” link at the bottom of the Settings page and then click “Content Settings” button under Privacy and security.

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Click the “Notifications” category here.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Deactivate the slider at the top of the page so that it reads “Blocked” instead of “Ask before sending (recommended)”.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Even after you select this setting, websites you’ve given permission to show notifications will still be able to show notifications. Scroll down here and you’ll see a list of websites that you’ve given permission to send you notifications under “Allow”.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Mozilla Firefox

Starting with Firefox 59, Firefox now allows you to disable all web notification prompts in its normal Options window. You can also prevent websites from asking to show you notifications while allowing a few trusted websites to show you notifications.

To find this option, click menu > Options > Privacy & Security. Scroll down to the “Permissions” section and click the “Settings” button to the right of Notifications.

You can also check the “Pause notifications until Firefox restarts” option here if you want to temporarily mute notifications instead.

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This page shows the websites you’ve given permission to show notifications to, and the websites you’ve said can never show notifications.

To stop seeing notification requests from new websites, check the “Block new requests asking to allow notifications” box and click “Save Changes”. Any websites currently in the list and set to “Allow” will still be able to show you notifications.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Microsoft Edge

Microsoft Edge gained support for notifications in Windows 10’s Anniversary Update. However, Microsoft provides no way to disable notifications entirely and prevent websites from asking to show notifications.

All you can do is click “No” when you’re asked if you want to let a website show notifications. Edge will at least remember your preference for the current website, but other websites will still be able to prompt you.

Update: When the new Chromium-based version of Edge becomes stable, Edge users will have the same option to block notifications found in Google Chrome.

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Apple Safari

Safari allows you to stop websites from requesting permission to send notifications. To find this option, click Safari > Preferences.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Select the “Websites” tab at the top of the window and click “Notifications” in the sidebar.

At the bottom of the window, uncheck the “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications” box.

Websites you’ve already given permission to send notifications will still have permission to send notifications even after you uncheck this option. You can see and manage the list of websites with permissions to send notifications in this window.

How to disable notifications everywhere

If you change your mind in the future, you can always go back into your web browser’s settings and re-enable web notifications.

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How to disable notifications everywhere

Facebook makes it simple not only to keep up with friends and family members who may not live close by, but to stay up-to-date on the latest world news and goings-on of local businesses and companies.

Setting up notifications for new posts, games, and other updates on the site is easy, but sometimes those notifications can become overwhelming.

Luckily, disabling Facebook notifications — or customizing which notifications you receive and which you don’t — is quick and easy. Here’s what you need to know.

How to turn off Facebook notifications on your computer

1. In your internet browser of choice, navigate to Facebook.com and log into your account.

2. Once signed in, look for the downward facing arrow in the upper righthand corner of your screen. Click on this to open a dropdown menu of options.

3. Scroll to the bottom of the list and click on “Settings” to be taken to your account customization screen.

4. On the left-hand side of your Settings screen, you will see an option for “Notifications.” Click on this to reveal notification settings for mobile, email, text, and website notifications.

5. Clicking “Edit” next to any of the above options will allow you to turn notifications on or off for a particular element of the Facebook site or mobile app. In this way, Facebook allows you to enable or disable notifications for individual apps and plugins on its site so that you can still receive an alert for the updates you’re most interested in.

6. Note that Facebook’s notification controls are very specific and that going through every option may be somewhat time-consuming as you will be changing options for specific features individually rather than all games, apps, or tags as a group.

How to turn off Facebook notifications on the mobile app

1. Locate the Facebook app icon on your phone’s home screen and open it.

2. In the lower right-hand corner of your screen, click on the three stacked horizontal lines to open a menu of options and scroll down until you find “Settings & Privacy.”

3. Clicking on “Settings & Privacy” will open an additional sub-menu. Click the second “Settings” to go to your account settings page.

4. Scroll through the long menu of options nearly to the bottom, where you’ll find an option for “Notification settings” just below the “Notifications” header. Tap this button to see all notifications you are currently receiving from close friends, apps you use on the site, and even posts in groups you belong to.

5. To customize settings in each of these sections, tap on them individually to turn them on or off, depending on whether or not you would like to receive them.

6. Note that you can also select how you receive notifications — via email, on mobile, or via text message — through the relevant options listed at the bottom of your “Notification settings” screen. There is no need to save your changes, as this is done automatically via the mobile app.

Rid yourself of website notification requests in just a few easy steps

Browser notifications can be a great tool for staying up to date with what your favorite websites are doing. But if you’d rather not be prompted to check out the latest content from a site, or just want to block browser and website notifications entirely, it’s fairly easy to manage. Whichever browser you use. The steps are a little different depending on your preferences, but it only ever takes a few clicks.

If you want to learn how to disable push notifications for a specific site, like Digital Trends, for example, we have a guide just for that. You can also elect to block notifications when you first visit a site. But if you didn’t and have now changed your mind, here’s how to block them all indefinitely.

Chrome

How to disable notifications everywhere

Step 1: Open Chrome and select the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner of your browser window and select Settings. On Mac, just click on the Chrome dropbdown from the menu bar and click System Preferences.

Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and select Advanced.

Step 3: Look for the section headed Privacy and Security and under it, select Content settings.

Step 4: Select Notifications.

Step 5: To change your notification preferences for any individual website, look down the list or use the Add button if you don’t see it present. Then use the three dot menu icon to Allow notifications if you’ve previously blocked them, or remove them from the block list. Alternatively, you can block all browser notifications by toggling off the Ask before sending button at the top of the page.

Firefox

How to disable notifications everywhere

Step 1: Open Firefox and select the three-line menu button in the top right. Then choose Options.

Step 2: Select Privacy and Security from the left-hand menu.

Step 3: Scroll down to the Permissions section and next to the Notifications heading, select Settings.

Step 4: If you have specific sites you want to block, you can use the drop-down button next to their URL to select Block. If you’d rather block every site’s notifications, tick the box that says Block new requests asking to allow notifications. It is also a good idea to select Remove All Web Sites too, to make sure that there are no sites that slip through your new notification net.

Safari

How to disable notifications everywhere

Step 1: Launch Safari and then select its icon from the application menu bar. Then select Preferences.

Step 2: Select the Websites tab followed by Notifications in the left-hand menu.

Step 3: If you want to disable notifications for individual websites, use the up and down arrows next to the corresponding site to change it from allowed to deny or vice versa. If you’d rather block website notifications across the board, untick the box at the bottom that reads, Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.

If you’d like more in-depth instructions, we have a full guide just for Safari’s notifications. Check it out here.

How to disable notifications everywhere

Step 1: Open Edge and select the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. Then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select Advanced from the left-hand menu. Under the Manage Permissions subheading, select Manage Permissions.

Step 3: Pick the site that you want to change notification settings for, then toggle it on or off, depending on your preferences.

Note: You’ll need to do this for each site you want to block notifications for. Unfortunately, Edge doesn’t have the ability to block all notifications entirely.

Opera

How to disable notifications everywhere

Step 1: Open an Opera browser window and select the O logo in the top-left corner. Then select Settings from the drop-down menu.

Step 2: Select Advanced from the left-hand menu, then select Privacy and security.

Step 3: Select Content Settings followed by Notifications.

Step 4: On the Notifications page, you can either block or allow sites individually (using the respective Add buttons for each section) or block all notifications entirely. To do so, toggle off the Ask before sending (recommended) button.

Pylint throws errors that some of the files are missing docstrings. I try and add docstrings to each class, method and function, but it seems that Pylint also checks that files should have a docstring at the beginning of them. Can I disable this somehow?

I would like to be notified of a docstring is missing inside a class, function or method, but it shouldn’t be mandatory for a file to have a docstring.

(Is there a term for the legal jargon often found at the beginning of a proprietary source file? Any examples? I don’t know whether it is a okay to post such a trivial question separately.)

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With Pylint 2.4 and above, you can differentiate between the various missing-docstring by using the three following sub-messages:

  • C0114 ( missing-module-docstring )
  • C0115 ( missing-class-docstring )
  • C0116 ( missing-function-docstring )

So the following .pylintrc file should work:

For previous versions of Pylint, it does not have a separate code for the various place where docstrings can occur, so all you can do is disable C0111. The problem is that if you disable this at module scope, then it will be disabled everywhere in the module (i.e., you won’t get any C line for missing function / class / method docstring. Which arguably is not nice.

So I suggest adding that small missing docstring, saying something like:

Soon enough, you’ll be finding useful things to put in there, such as providing examples of how to use the various classes / functions of the module which do not necessarily belong to the individual docstrings of the classes / functions (such as how these interact, or something like a quick start guide).