Oh the irony.
Anyway, the steps:
- Go to Chrome Preferences
- Site settings (or “Content settings”)
- Click the “Ask before sending (recommended)” switch off. It should then say “Blocked”
Yeah it’s a counter-intuitive caption on that button. It implies that switching it off will just drown you in a sea of unwanted notifications without asking you.
But it seems to work.
Update 2023: It’s moved a bit, so now try:
- Chrome Settings
- Search for Site Settings
- Default behaviour: Choose “Don’t allow sites to send notifications”
If you use Firefox or Safari, this How To Geek article covers those. The article notes that Edge doesn’t currently have an option to turn them off for good.
I quite like the YourTV.com.au web site. The TV guide it displays is quite usable, and can be customised to show your correct channels.
But why does it keep forgetting your region every few weeks, and reset itself to metro Sydney?
Very irritating. (Well, if you live outside metro Sydney.)
Using your web browser, you can check the cookies. This article describes how, in various browsers.
That’s where the problem is: it looks like the “TvFixGuide” cookie, which seems to hold details of what region you’re in, is only set for a month.
It doesn’t look like either browser allows you to extend the time range of the cookie, or otherwise modify it. I suppose there’s legitimate reasons for that.
It is possible to hack it by deleting the cookie, setting your computer’s clock, say, a year into the future, before going back to the site and setting the option.
Yep, it seems to work:
Don’t forget to set your clock back afterwards.