Disable Web Browser Location Requests

Disable Web Browser Location Requests

Lately it seems like almost every website tries to find all the information about you that they can. Even prying for things they don’t even necessarily need. Like, your geo location.

We’ve been asked recently how to disable the popups that prompt you to click Allow or Block when a website wants to "Know your location".

Admittedly, sometimes a website knowing your location can be helpful (or even required) when you're calculating shipping or getting directions somewhere.

With all this said, we’ve put together a little tutorial for to disable these prompts via Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.

Chrome
Step 1: Press ALT + F to open the menu, then click Settings.
Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click Show Advanced Settings, then click the Content Settings button.
Step 3: Scroll down to the Location Section, then enable "Do not allow any site to track your physical location."

Firefox
Step 1: Click inside the address bar and type in “about:config” and press enter.
Step 2: Click the acknowledgement button inside the prompt asking if you’re ok with the risks associated with changing browser settings. (We recommend only changing what we say to unless you know what you’re doing.)
Step 3: In the search box, type "geo.enabled" and wait for it to appear below. Double click the line to disable it. (You will see the word true change to false).

Edge
Step 1: Technically you don’t need Edge to complete this action. Instead, in the Windows search bar, type Privacy, then go to Privacy Settings.
Step 2: Click on Location and scroll to the section labeled “Choose apps that can use your precise location.”
Step 3: Find Microsoft Edge and change the setting to off.

That’s it. You’re all done! If you have any questions or need any further help, don’t hesitate to reach out.

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