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Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web pages.

Popups for Smithsonian magazine keep appearing, sometimes 2 at a time, despite having popups blocked. I need them to stop. They are annoying and cover up content of web pages.

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Check in your settings. see screenshot

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Show the issue and provide steps and so we can see the issue.

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I clicked around the site and I see a lot of action with Ghostery and Adblock Plus, but no pop-up. see screenshot Let see what happens with those add-ons turned off.

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After clicking around, this is the only pop-up I got. see screenshot

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Image of the popup I get is attached. I had to shoot it with my iPhone because I could not get screenshot to work on that screen. I don't subscribe to Smithsonian magazine, so that shouldn't be the reason for the popup.

It appears randomly but often when I'm on various sites.

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I rotated your screenshot. Can you click on the 3 dots near the X in the top right and take a screenshot using the snipping tool in Windows for a better result. see screenshot

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This is more of a Windows notification and not a pop-up. That's why it's above the system tray. Let boot Win 11 and visit the site.

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Thanks - not sure what you mean by "Let boot Win 11." I have visited the Smithsonian site and can't find any way to suppress these notifications/popups/whatever. I got in touch with Firefox support because the notifications carried the Firefox logo and name.

I'll try contacting Smithsonian again. It's just a nuisance, especially when two of them appear at once.

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No need to contact them. Just click on the 3 dots and post a screenshot of it. I'm going to boot my Win 11 laptop and see if I can replicate the issue.

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I'll do that next time it appears. It just shows up randomly.

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You can open the about:serviceworkers page via the address bar and check if you have a service worker registered for that website.

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Remove the "Send notifications" permission from the address bar while on the site (screenshot 1).

In the future, do not click "Allow" when the site asks to send you notifications (screenshots 2 & 3).

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Interesting... I don't see that Send Notifications option when on the site.

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I don't see that option either. I did make sure I was not subscribed to email notifications. Last time I got a push notification, I clicked on the 3 dots at the upper right, but the notification then disappeared before I could select an option. Thanks for all the information and I'll keep trying.

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Check in your settings. see screenshot

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Problem solved! Thanks so much!

I never choose to allow notifications except for two or three news sites. I have no idea how Smithsonian Magazine got checked to allow notifications except for, probably, my own carelessness.

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