How can one turn off the notifications in FF 22 (e.g. when you get an email on gmail) so that it doesn't override things like Growl?
I'd like to find a way to disable the notifications on Firefox 22.0 (I'm running it on a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.7.5), especially when receiving emails on my gmail account. I used to use Growl (1.2.2; as far as I understood, newer releases have significant issues) for that kind of stuff and it was way better: it looked better and, most importantly, it could be seen from any desktop, i.e. not only on the Firefox window itself. But now it's overridden by Firefox and I found no way to avoid it...
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Firefox doesn't have notifications such as that. More than likely that notification is provided by an an add-on that you installed in Firefox.
See this support article:
OK. Indeed, the notification itself seems to be coming from the add-on that checks my gmail accounts (gmail checker, which was recently updated), in the sense that if I disable "Show notification popup" in its preferences, I get no notification. The thing is I still have no notification from Growl. I should also say that this option was normally enabled.
But something is weird though: I reverted to an older version of the add-on and it changed nothing. Furthermore, the notification that pops up when I receive an email looks exactly the same as the ones you get when a download is complete. Finally, as far as I can tell, the change in behaviour of all this happened when updating Firefox. And if I come back to FF 20.0.1 (chosen quite arbitrarily), I get the things the work the way it did...
All this makes me think that, although the notification comes from the add-on, there is something to understand in the way it interacts with Firefox. Is there a way to tell Firefox to stop showing notifications of any kind (either for download completion or coming for add-ons)?
Thanks for the help! I'll also try to see if it's something that the developers of the add-on are familiar with.
You can set the Boolean pref dom.webnotifications.enabled to false on the about:config page to disable web notifications.
You can inspect and manage the permissions for the domain in the currently selected tab by clicking the "Site Identity Button" (globe/padlock) on the location bar and "More Information" to open "Page Info" and go to the Permissions tab.
- Tools > Page Info > Permissions