How To Manage Desktop Notifications In Opera


Desktop Notifications

I recently got a message from Youtube asking if I wanted to enable Desktop Notifications. I honestly did not know what this meant so I allowed it to see what would happen. I soon found out, as a little pop-up message appeared in the bottom left-hand corner of my browser telling me that one of my subscriptions had uploaded a new video.

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It’s not really intrusive or anything on my system and I decided to keep it enabled for now. But I still wanted to know how to disable it if later I changed my mind.

Opera Settings

With Opera, click on the Menu button in the top left-hand corner or press Alt + P. If you have the sidebar open on the left, just click on the Settings icon. It looks like a wheel or sprocket.

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Down the left-hand side click on Websites and scroll down to the Notifications section.

You’ll see three options:

  1. Allow all sites to show desktop notifications
  2. Ask me when a site wants to show desktop notifications (recommended)
  3. Do not allow any site to show desktop notifications

Mine is currently set to Ask me when a site wants to show desktop notifications (recommended). I think it’s the default. You can manage the Notification exceptions by clicking on the Manage exceptions… button.


Manage Exceptions

This opens a simple editing tool for changing your notification requests. Hovering your mouse over any site listed will bring up an X to the right where you can delete your choice. Otherwise, click to either edit the site name or change the behavior.

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Clicking on the option under the Behavior heading gives two choices: Allow or Block— your pick. There is also a box towards the bottom that allows you to add a site manually. When finished, click on the Done button.

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Terry Hollett

Terry is a self-taught computer aficionado, who after being exposed to Windows 3.1 in the early 1990’s devoured every book and magazine on the subject he could get his hands on. A published author with over 20 years’ experience building and servicing computers for friends and family he started his first website in 2002 at Hit Any Key.

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