Mastering Safari Push Notifications in OS X Mavericks

Mastering Safari Push Notifications in OS X Mavericks

Hey there! Today, I want to talk to you about how to take control of Safari Push Notifications on your Mac running OS X Mavericks.

Now, let’s dive into the details. First, what exactly are Safari Push Notifications? Well, they’re those little pop-up messages you get on your computer screen, keeping you informed about the latest news, updates, or other important events from your favorite websites. Pretty handy, right? But sometimes, these notifications can become overwhelming or distracting. So, let me show you how to manage them like a pro!

To get started, I suggest we take a look at the Safari preferences. You can find them by clicking on the “Safari” menu in the top-left corner of your screen and selecting “Preferences” from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can simply press “Command” and the comma key together. Easy, right?

Once you’re in the Preferences window, navigate to the “Websites” tab. Here, you’ll see a list of options on the left side. Look for “Notifications” and click on it. Now, you’re in the right place to manage your Safari Push Notifications settings.

Now, if you’re finding yourself bombarded with notifications from a specific website, don’t worry, I’ve got you covered. In the list of websites on the right side, locate the one that’s causing the trouble and select it. You’ll see a dropdown menu with three options: “Allow”, “Deny”, and “Ask”.

Let’s break it down. Choosing “Allow” means you’ll keep receiving those push notifications from that particular website. On the other hand, selecting “Deny” will completely block any notifications from that site. You won’t be bothered by them anymore. Now, if you’re unsure and want to be asked every time a website wants to send you a notification, simply click on “Ask”.

But what if you’ve given permission to a website in the past and you’ve changed your mind? No worries – it’s super easy to modify your settings. Just find the website in the list again, select it, and choose a different option from the dropdown menu.

Now, let’s say you want to take a break from all push notifications for a while. I get it, sometimes we all need a break. You can easily turn off all notifications with just a few clicks. In the top-right corner of your Safari browser, you’ll see a little bell icon. Click on it, and a dropdown menu will appear. Here, you can enable or disable Safari Push Notifications with a single click. Handy, right?

That’s it! Now you know exactly how to manage those pesky, yet helpful, Safari Push Notifications on your Mac. Take control and enjoy a more customized browsing experience. Happy notifications hunting!

How to Manage Safari Push Notifications in OS X Mavericks

In 2012, Apple made a decision that had a big impact on RSS integration when they launched Safari 6 and OS X Mountain Lion. They effectively put an end to it. However, they did introduce a new way for users to keep track of their favorite websites in 2013 with the introduction of Safari Push Notifications. This feature was part of Safari 7 in OS X Mavericks and brought the familiar app notifications from iOS to the Mac. It allows users to receive updates via Notification Center whenever a website they follow posts new content or information.

Safari Push Notifications have caused some debate, but many users find them helpful for staying updated on a few specific websites. If you’re interested in using this feature, let me show you how you can configure and manage Safari Push Notifications in Safari 7 and OS X Mavericks.

Safari Push Notifications

When you visit websites that use Safari Push Notifications, like TekRevue, you’ll notice a banner appear at the top of the window the first time you visit the site. This banner gives you the option to allow notifications from the website. Once enabled, these notifications will show up as regular alerts in Notification Center whenever the site publishes new content or sends out a notification. You’ll see a banner on the top-right of your screen and an entry in Notification Center.
If you no longer want to receive notifications from a specific site or want to enable notifications for a site you previously denied, you can adjust the settings in Safari’s Preferences. Just go to Safari > Preferences > Notifications.

Safari Push Notifications Preferences

Notifications OS X System Preferences

Hey there! So listen, this window here shows you all the sites you’ve been to that asked for permission to send you Safari Push Notifications. It also shows if you’ve allowed or denied the request. Now, if you want, you can change the settings for each site or remove one or all of them completely. If you do that, the next time you visit the site, it’ll ask for permission again.
Now, the cool thing is, there’s this new option that Apple added in Safari 7.0.3, which came out on April 1st. You can actually disable all the requests for Safari Push Notifications if you want. Pretty neat, right? All you gotta do is uncheck the box that says, “Allow websites to ask for permission to send push notifications.” Once you do that, you won’t get any more requests when you visit sites with this feature.
Now, let’s say you’ve enabled Safari Push Notifications for a bunch of websites. You can actually set up how you want the notifications to be displayed. Just go to the Notifications preference pane. You can get there by clicking on “Notifications Preferences” in the Safari Preference menu or by going to System Preferences and then Notifications.
In the Notifications preference pane, you’ll see a list of all the websites that have Safari Push Notifications, along with any OS X apps that have notifications already set up. For each website, you can decide how the notifications show up (none, banner, or persistent alert), whether they should appear on your lock screen, and how many recent notifications should be in the Notification Center. And hey, just so you know, these website notifications will follow the same rules as app notifications, like Do Not Disturb.
Now, let’s be real, Safari Push Notifications aren’t perfect. In fact, your list of allowed or denied websites is probably gonna get really long really fast. But you know what? Apple’s always improving things, so hopefully they’ll make it even better in the future. Maybe they’ll even let you sync your notifications between iOS and OS X. Until then, if you handle them wisely, Safari Push Notifications can be a real handy feature.

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