Browsers and Mail Enable or Disable Push Notifications for Sites in Microsoft Edge


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This tutorial will show you how to allow or block push notifications for sites in Microsoft Edge for your account or all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.

Push notifications allow sites to display notifications to alert users outside the context of the webpage and the browser, keeping you informed of new messages or alerts and allowing sites to improve user engagement.

Website notifications appear in the lower right corner of your screen and are also displayed in the Notification Center. When notifications are turned on (allowed) for a website, they will still appear even if Microsoft Edge is closed.

Microsoft Edge will ask your permission by default before allowing any website to send notifications.

Microsoft Edge will auto-block notifications for a website if you dismiss or ignore the requests 3 or 4 consecutive times, respectively.

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If you turn off notifications for Microsoft Edge, you will not see push notifications from sites even if allowed for the sites below.



Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User
  • Option Two: Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Site Permissions
  • Option Three: Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Site Information
  • Option Four: Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Settings
  • Option Five: Force Ask, Allow, or Block Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file




Option One

Turn On or Off Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side under "Site permissions". (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


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4 Turn On (default) or Off Ask before sending for what you want. (see screenshot below)

Turning off Ask before sending will block web push notifications for all sites.

Turning on Ask before sending will have sites ask to show push notifications by default, and uses the Allow and Block list for sites you added.


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5 You can now close the Settings tab if you like.




Option Two

Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Site Permissions


This option will only by available if Ask before sending is turned on in Option One.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 While you have a site open in a tab you want to allow or block push notifications for, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left of the address bar, and click/tap on Permissions for this site. (see screenshot below)

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3 Select Ask (default), Allow, or Block in the Notifications drop menu for what you want applied to this site. (see screenshot below)

Selecting Allow will add the site to the Allow list seen in Option Four.

Selecting Block will add the site to the Block list seen in Option Four.


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4 Close the Settings tab.

5 Click/tap on Refresh to apply changes for the site. (see screenshot below)

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Option Three

Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Site in Microsoft Edge for Current User from Site Information


This option will only by available if Ask before sending is turned on in Option One, and the site is currently set to Allow or Block push notifications instead of Ask.


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 While you have a site open in a tab you want to allow or block push notifications for, click/tap on the View site information (lock) icon on the left of the address bar. (see screenshot below step 3)

3 Select Ask (default), Allow, or Block in the Notifications drop menu for what you want applied to this site, and close (X) this dialog. (see screenshot below)

Selecting Allow will add the site to the Allow list seen in Option Four.

Selecting Block will add the site to the Block list seen in Option Four.


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4 Click/tap on Refresh to apply changes for the site. (see screenshot below)

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Option Four

Allow or Block Push Notifications for Specific Sites in Microsoft Edge for Current User in Settings


1 Open Microsoft Edge.

2 Click/tap on the Setting and more (Alt+F) 3 dots button, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

Microsoft_Edge_Settings.png

3 Click/tap on Cookies and site permissions on the left side, and click/tap on Notifications on the right side under "Site permissions". (see screenshot below)

If you do not see a left pane, then either click/tap on the 3 bars menu button towards the top left OR widen the horizontal borders of the Microsoft Edge window until you do.


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4 Click/tap on the Add button to either Block or Allow push notifications for a site for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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5 Enter the the site's URL address, and click/tap on Add. (see screenshot below)

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6 If needed, you can click/tap on the More actions (3 dots) button for an added site to either Remove, Edit, move to Allow, or move to Block. (see screenshot below)

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7 When finished, you can close the Settings tab if you like.




Option Five

Force Ask, Allow, or Block Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

This option uses the DefaultNotificationsSetting policy for Microsoft Edge.


1 Do step 2 (allow), step 3 (block), step 4 (ask), or step 5 (default) below for what you want.

2 Force Always Allow Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will prevent and override using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and only override Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Always_allow_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:00000001

3 Force Always Block Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will prevent and override using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and only override Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Always_block_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:00000002

4 Force Always Ask Push Notifications for All Sites in Microsoft Edge for All Users

This will prevent and override using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and only override Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Always_ask_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=dword:00000003

5 Default User-choice Push Notifications for Sites in Microsoft Edge

This is the default setting to allow using Option One, Option Two, Option Three, and Option Four.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the REG file below, and go to step 6 below.​

Default_user-choice_push_notifications_from_Microsoft_Edge_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Edge]
"DefaultNotificationsSetting"=-

6 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

7 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

8 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

9 If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

10 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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