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Blocks overly-eager permission requests for notifications, location, etc. For example, before you've interacted with the page.

Block overly-eager permission requests for notifications, location, etc. For example, ones that happen before you've interacted with the page. This was created as part of How to improve your permissions UX ( How it works: Permissions requests are blocked until you've interacted with the page; i.e. click, tap, or key press. Although there are the following exceptions: - If the permission has been previously requested and granted (or explicitly denied). - If the domain is `localhost` or ``. - If you've navigated to the current page from another page on the same domain. Things not covered and why: - Accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, device motion, device orientation, etc. They don't trigger a permissions request popup. - Ambient light sensor. It doesn't trigger a permissions request popup. - Bluetooth. This can only be requested due to user interaction anyway ( - Clipboard. It doesn't trigger a permissions request popup. - Flash. I don't know how the prompt is triggered or how I can intercept this. - Geolocation's `watchPosition` method. There's no way to achieve this without breaking stuff. It returns an ID and it doesn't offer any way to check the status of the permission, like `Notification.permission`. The Permission API could be used but it's asynchronous (Promise based), so there's no way to use it and also still return the ID. - Web USB. Not really supported yet (and the Permission API doesn't support it yet), so it probably won't be annoying anyone.

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Ryan CloseMar 26, 2020

Useless. I'm forced to give this 1 more star than 'asks' that it blocked (0)

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Ancient UkrAug 28, 2019

Thank you for good work!

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Xedd MrCMar 10, 2018

Finally! An extension that blocks those annoying requests. I don't know why random sites I only intend to visit for a minute or so, feel the need to request permissions to spam me with notifications or get my location. Can't thank you enough dev. 5 stars well deserved.

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