Enable/Disable website notifications



  • Almost all the webpages are prompting us to enable web notification for their site. It's such annoying issue. Please add a feature to enable/disable notification by default and then control it per-site basis.

    Please see the Chrome help page for reference. This feature will be of great help.


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    To change quick on the visited site press the padlock in adrdess bar and change Notifications that for the site.
    To change globally open vivaldi://chrome/settings/content, go to Notifications, set globally to Off; And you can add exceptions there, too.



  • @Gwen-Dragon Thanks for the quick reply. So, chrome settings are buried somewhere and can be accessed via URL which I didn't know. It should be better if Vivaldi expose this setting as well like Flash config.


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    Yes, some hidden settings should be transported to the Vivaldi settings page.
    I know from the developers chat that will come, but i have no time line for this.



  • @gwen-dragon said in Enable/Disable website notifications:

    To change quick on the visited site press the padlock in adrdess bar and change Notifications that for the site.
    To change globally open vivaldi://chrome/settings/content, go to Notifications, set globally to Off; And you can add exceptions there, too.

    First to anyone getting here .. the "vivaldi://chrome/settings/content" thing seems not to work anymore either. Click instead on the icon at the left most edge of the URL bar ... at the bottom of this drop-down is Site Settings

    When you go to Site Settings it will be defaulted to specifically this site, but there is a "<-" left arrow .. allowing you to go up one level so that its content settings for all sites.

    SECOND .. this does not seem to be working

    I'm on version: 1.14.1077.25 (Official Build) (64-bit)

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/0wvkbuvk3udsayc/Content_Settings.jpg?dl=0

    And according to that shot I've disabled both Location and Notifications yet here I am at Toms Hardware .. and what do I get?

    Prompted to allow them send me notifications .. This notifications thing .. like many ideas along the way .. started with the best of intentions, however, the road to hell is paved with them.. and now everyone and their brother creates a page, links to something else .. and before you know it .. you're getting promtped from every site you go to..

    This really needs to be 100% fixed. Its frustrating.. not just annoying .. but to the point I'm deliberately not going to many sites anymore in Vivaldi because of the fact that is not respecting the user's request not to be annoyed.

    Toms Hardware .. somehow bypassing the "block"

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/e6fewnw4d8s98lc/TomsHardware_Notification.jpg?dl=0



  • @tg2
    Please note that you're responding to an old thread and that since the start of this topic a lot has changed.
    The correct internal url you're looking for is chrome://settings/content which will be shown to you once loaded as vivaldi://settings/content .

    Personally I can't reproduce your problem with tomshardware neither on .com nor on .de. Once I disabled notifications I get none offered.
    As next escalating step - do you still get notification offers when you set tomshardware on the blocklist ?
    chrome://settings/content/notifications

    I'm deliberately not going to many sites anymore in Vivaldi because of the fact that is not respecting the user's request not to be annoyed.

    Toms Hardware .. somehow bypassing the "block"

    I really can't follow you on that thought - software is never finished there is always work to be done.
    And especially the run against blocking stuff sites want to offer you and browsers and extensions blocking them away is definitely no sprint but more like a marathon in which sometimes the websites and sometimes the blocking software is in the lead.


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    @tg2 said in Enable/Disable website notifications:

    the "vivaldi://chrome/settings/content" thing seems not to work anymore either.

    Oh, yes, newer internal changes refuse to redirect to the internal page.

    !!! You need chrome://settings/content now! !!!



  • @zaibon That really doesn't address the concern. We should still be able to opt out of notifications, period, rather than having to disable them on a per-site basis. That's basic functionality right there.



  • @zaibon said in Enable/Disable website notifications:

    Personally I can't reproduce your problem with tomshardware neither on .com nor on .de. Once I disabled notifications I get none offered.

    I'm deliberately not going to many sites anymore in Vivaldi because of the fact that is not respecting the user's request not to be annoyed.

    Toms Hardware .. somehow bypassing the "block"

    I really can't follow you on that thought - software is never finished there is always work to be done.
    And especially the run against blocking stuff sites want to offer you and browsers and extensions blocking them away is definitely no sprint but more like a marathon in which sometimes the websites and sometimes the blocking software is in the lead.

    Ok, so you're not able to reproduce it .. do you doubt that it happened? That's why I linked to a screen shot. Proof positive.

    Plugins? .. yeah. adblock did that to me .. or one of the 3 that I've installed ... sorry I don't see that being as easily the case, the very few plugins I install I've watched, and have used on other browsers (or atleast the same coder who's got thousands upon thousands of users using their plugin code)

    Anyway .. its a "feature" its "enabled" by following some design spec and as such, if a user wants that design spec disabled.. there should be an option ... regardless of how new or how beta Vivaldi is, the feature that's exploited is something that's been added to the Core spec, be it HTML 5 solely or not, its got to be stopped.

    Try this site on for size: https://tealswan.com/

    "Would you like to receive updates and offers from Teal straight to your device?
    Don't worry, notifications can be turned off anytime from your browser settings. No email required."

    I do have them turned off .. no I didn't add that site specifically ... but I did already turn off notifications .. yes.. "vivaldi://" is no longer the way to get there ... but I still get to the right spot .. still have it turned off and still get annoyed.. :(

    I'm not alone in this .. it needs to be turned off .. I was around when Microsoft Messaging was abused via UDP 135 abuse ..

    https://books.google.com/books?id=gWq-HJY2HdkC&lpg=PA73&ots=YbVlkj4cRr&dq=microsoft udp message popups&pg=PA73#v=onepage&q=lan messaging&f=false

    same type of stupidity 15 years later, and the idiots at W3C thought "it would be so cool to ..." be abused or affronted by every site that wanted to do this ..

    .. sorry, its late, I'm cranky but I'm right .. this feature either should have never been allowed in, or should have been by user explicitly going out and getting the plugin that allows them to receive this crap.

    I mean really .. what ever happened to RSS feeds?!? ... they weren't annoying enough or capable of delivering content the same way these popups do .. that's why its faltering.

    / anyway \ if we turn off notifications .. at that point we should expect THAT is the end of that feature's inbound annoyance.. and its not. :(



  • @tg2

    Ok, so you're not able to reproduce it .. do you doubt that it happened?

    No that was not my intention. The purpose of that statement was to let you know that I can access this site and how my notifications behave so you and everybody else can exclude a general malfunction / missbehaviour from vivladi in the first place. So the next step could be to compare at which point my and your build are different so we narrow down what might cause your problem.


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