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Firefox location request Android pop up

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The Firefox App for Android displays a pop up notification when a website request the users location. Is there a global setting to STOP all of these notification? I do not want to ever share my location to a website.

I am aware of Mozilla Location Services option in the settings and this is unchecked. I can stop location request on Firefox for windows in the settings, why can't I do it on my phone.

It seams that more and more websites are using this feature and this is just another annoyance from web browsers that I do not want.

The Firefox App for Android displays a pop up notification when a website request the users location. Is there a global setting to STOP all of these notification? I do not want to ever share my location to a website. I am aware of Mozilla Location Services option in the settings and this is unchecked. I can stop location request on Firefox for windows in the settings, why can't I do it on my phone. It seams that more and more websites are using this feature and this is just another annoyance from web browsers that I do not want.

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There is a global setting for your location in the Android settings (App permissions) where you can allow applications access to your location.

Did you look there under Firefox ?

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I have checked the "App permissions" for Firefox in the App settings on my phone, location is and has been denied since I installed Firefox.

If Firefox won't give me a setting for this, then I would like to know what to change in about:config

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Hi Farcry

Do you have an example of a site where this is happening?

I have just tried to open Google Maps in the new Firefox Preview browser and I have a message asking to allow Google to use my location. I can allow or not allow and also have the site remember this for future visits.

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I think you are missing my point. I realize I can allow or deny a request for my location. I want a global setting that does not reset/clear when I delete cookies and site settings. I consider any website notification or pop up invasion and detrimental to my user experience. It's the same thing with auto-play videos and push notifications.

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Hi

The idea of the notification is to give peopel the control over their privacy without losing functionality. If you ar very careful, you could set the about:config setting geo.enabled to false, but please appreciate that this may cause some sites to break.