Wednesday, November 25, 12:30
Home Updates Microsoft: Makes your browser notifications less annoying

Microsoft: Makes your browser notifications less annoying

Microsoft customer surveys have found that people hate browser alerts. So the option of "quiet notification requests" is suggested, something that does not look like the way Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox have turned off annoying notifications.

Microsoft's update on silent notification requests has reached Chromium-based 84 Edge, which was released this week. It is enabled by default, but users can disable it at URL edge: // settings / content / notifications.

Instead of showing the full alert request, you can now hide it behind a bell icon in the address bar.

Microsoft notifications

With "Quiet Requests" enabled, Website Alert requests made via the Notifications or Push API will be displayed as a bell marked "Notifications blocked" in address bar, as opposed to the standard look, ”the Microsoft Edge team members explain.

Microsoft says its approach targets users who generally do not see the value of notifications from a site, but may also depend on them for meeting alerts from a calendar web application or subscription updates multimedia that they like.

Placing notifications behind the bell icon allows the user to click on "notifications blocked" to view and accept the request for that site.

"We chose to enable this setting by default for users on Microsoft Edge 84 due to the large volume of comments users on unwanted alerts, ”says Microsoft.

In fact, Microsoft's approach to junk notification content is a little different from its approach. Google. It started blocking full notifications in Chrome 80 in February, instead of hiding them behind a bell icon in the address bar. Mozilla did exactly the same on Firefox 72 in 2019.

Apple Safari does not exclude default notification requests, but users can go to Safari Preferences> Websites> Notifications and then deselect "Allow sites to request permission to send notifications." This prevents Safari from displaying requests.

However, Microsoft is also working on a different approach by “enabling the full display of alerts when data suggest that users find this site notification request valuable. ”

Microsoft has not explained how it will fix this or when it will activate the feature, but says that users they could keep quiet alert requests if they prefer.

LEAVE ANSWER

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Teo Ehc
Teo Ehchttps://www.secnews.gr
Be the limited edition.

LIVE NEWS

Peatix user data has been leaked

One of the most popular events organizing applications, Peatix, was attacked, with a hacker leaking this month the ...

The M1 Macs can run six external monitors with DisplayLink

YouTuber Ruslan Tulupov states that it is possible to run up to six external screens from the M1 Mac mini and five ...

New WAPDropper malware infects Android devices for WAP scams

Check Point security researchers have discovered a new Android malware, which is used in attacks against users in Southeast Asia (mainly). New...

Security researchers have discovered a bug in cPanel software

Some security researchers have discovered a major security flaw in cPanel, a popular software suite used by web hosting companies to ...

The flooring company Headlam Group came under cyber attack

As she confirmed, the British flooring company Headlam Group, fell victim to a cyber attack. THE...

India bans another 43 Chinese mobile applications

The Indian government has banned another 43 Chinese mobile applications, according to a new government order released on Tuesday. The reason for the ban ...

New bill proposes stricter security regulations for telecommunications companies

A new bill introduced in the British Parliament yesterday proposes the imposition of new strict security regulations on the country's telecommunications companies. The law...

Hackers hit health care providers in US states

Three health care providers in New York, Florida and Georgia inform patients that protected information related to ...

Black Friday: Consumers will risk their data for discounts!

According to a new survey by Kaspersky, 84% of consumers are willing to share their personal information with retailers in order to ...

Home Depot: $ 17,5 million settlement for data breach

Home Depot Inc., the largest home appliance company in the US, will pay $ 17,5 million to resolve a breach ...