Windows 10: Remove "share location" window? Solved


  1. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
       08 Apr 2016 #1

    Remove "share location" window?


    I'm using Firefox 45.0.1. Some websites display an annoying box requesting that I share my location. Is there a Firefox setting or a Windows setting that prevents this annoyance?
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) .48
       08 Apr 2016 #2

    Follow this tutorial it shows you how to do it
    Location Service - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       08 Apr 2016 #3

    gogreen said: View Post
    I'm using Firefox 45.0.1. Some websites display an annoying box requesting that I share my location. Is there a Firefox setting or a Windows setting that prevents this annoyance?
    Have a look at this Mozilla support :
    How can I keep this location sharing popup from appearing?
    https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/1049280
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  4. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       08 Apr 2016 #4

    Thanks, davidhk. I went into about:config and changed the setting. For the benefit of others, I double-clicked the geo.enabled setting to turn it to false.
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    windows 10 Home threshold2
       08 Apr 2016 #5

    Yea, but does it work ?
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       08 Apr 2016 #6

    davidhk said: View Post
    Yea, but does it work ?
    Oh. I did not see the green checkmark.
    So, I assume it does the trick.

    You are welcome.
    Happy computing.
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  7. Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter
       09 Apr 2016 #7

    I was wrong about this fix. Here's what works:

    To prevent the annoying share-location popup in Firefox 45.0.1, do the following:

    1. I kept the geo.enabled setting to True.

    2. Then I went into Tools > Options > History > "Clear History when Firefox closes" > Settings. There, under "Data," uncheck "Site preferences," and click OK (see illustration).

    3. Then, click the identity portion of the location bar (circled exclamation point and padlock symbol to the left of the site address). This opens a drop-down menu. Click "Block" (see illustration).

    These instructions prevent the annoying share-location popup from appearing on the current site. You have to perform these tasks for other websites on which the popup appears.

    Hope this helps other Firefox users with this same problem.
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  • Posts : 5,074
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       09 Apr 2016 #8

    Thank you for the update.
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