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How can I stop Firefox from asking me whether to share my location every time I visit a new page, after I've repeatedly answered Never Share My Location?

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How can I stop Firefox from asking me whether to share my location every time I visit a new page, after I've repeatedly answered Never Share My Location?

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hello mick99, you can disable the geo-location feature generally: enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named geo.enabled and double-click & change its value to false.

www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

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hello mick99, you can disable the geo-location feature generally: enter about:config into the firefox location bar (confirm the info message in case it shows up), search for the preference named geo.enabled and double-click & change its value to false.

www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/geolocation/

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You can also manage all permissions on the about:permissions page via the location bar.
Use "All Sites" to set the defaults.

You can open about:xxxx pages via the location bar like you open a website.
Firefox uses the about: protocol to access internal Firefox (setting) pages.

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Thanks to both of you!

humbz 0 solutions 14 answers

I did all this but still whenever I open Google maps it promptly zeroes in on the city I live in. Is it that Google uses another way to find where you are which Firefox can't prevent?

philipp
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hello humb23, websites can also approximate your location by the ip address your ISP is assigning to you - there's no way around that (without using a vpn service or a proxy which disguises your ip address).

http://www.yougetsignal.com/tools/network-location/

humbz 0 solutions 14 answers

Thanks for that answer and for the link. I'm seeing it's a pretty good site.