News update notifications (and how to manage them)

When we updated the Tri247 site to the new format a lot of browser technology that simply didn’t exist back in the day became available. As well as allowing the site to dynamically re-format for different screen sizes (responsive display) and making our lives easier with a modern content management system (rather than quill pens and parchment…) the site introduced notifications.

What this means is that, if you have a modern browser, the posting of a new story on the site can pop up a message on your screen telling you there’s something new to read.

We do not do this for all stories – the ‘noise’ would be too much – but we appreciate that some of you might not want to have these notifications popping up on every device around the home or office.

The good news is that you can set your browser to ignore them on a device by device basis.

Here’s how to do it for the four most common desktop browsers:

Chrome

To enable or disable notifications in Chrome you need to start with the Settings page. This can be reached either from the ‘hamburger’ or ‘three dot’ icon in the top right-hand corner and then selecting Settings from the menu.

Scroll to the bottom and click the Advanced link then under the Privacy section select the Content Settings button. Scroll down to Notifications.

You can now turn notifications on or off for all sites or use the Manage Exceptions button to selectively allow or block notifications from named sites.

Experts: Type chrome://settings/contentExceptions#notifications into the address bar – this takes you straight there.

Firefox

To enable or disable notifications in Firefox you need to start with the Options page. This can be reached either from the ‘hamburger’ or ‘three dot’ icon in the top right-hand corner and then selecting Options from the menu.

On the tab that opens select Content in the left-hand pane and then scroll down to Notifications and click the Choose button.

In the pop-up window you can now select the site you want to stop getting notifications from, click Remove Site and then Save Changes.

Edge

To enable or disable notifications in Edge (versions after August 2016) you need to start with the Settings page. This can be reached either from the ‘hamburger’ or ‘three dot’ icon in the top right-hand corner and then selecting Settings and then View advanced settings from the menu.

Look for the Notifications subheading and then click Manage and a panel showing the sites that you have accepted notifications from will appear. You can enable and disable as required.

Safari

To enable or disable notifications in Safari you need to start with the Preferences screen. Open this by either clicking the Safari menu or using the ‘Command +’ keyboard shortcut.

Look for the Notifications tab and use the Allow/Deny buttons to set the option you want.