1.    08 Apr 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607

    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?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails location.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    08 Apr 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
    Posts : 2,567
    Windows 10 x64 Home Version(1709) Build16299.125

    Follow this tutorial it shows you how to do it
    Location Service - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    08 Apr 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by gogreen 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
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    08 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter

    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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    08 Apr 2016 #5
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Yea, but does it work ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    08 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by davidhk 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.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    09 Apr 2016 #7
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Florida
    Posts : 253
    64-bit Windows 10 Home ver.1607
    Thread Starter

    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.
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails settings.png   block.png  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    09 Apr 2016 #8
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 4,891
    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Thank you for the update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
"Permissions" problems: can't share files on home LAN computers
I've got a LAN in my home/office with 5 machines now running Win 10 and I've not been able to transfer files between them due to "permission problems". These were all running Win 7 and sharing files with no problems but now I'm blocked. I've made...
Network and Sharing
MS Paint "Save as" location is NOT the file source location
Hi, In Windows 8.1 (and as far as I can remember in all previous Windows versions) I used to be able to do the following: In Windows Explorer: Open a .jpg file from anywhere in my file system, by right mouse clicking and choosing "edit" After...
Software and Apps
Can't Remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" From Context Menu
Anyone knows why when i remove "Send To" & "Pin To Start" context menu entries from registry, windows automatically creates new one's after restart. Never had such problem in 8, and it's driving me nuts!!!!! Thanks for help!
Customization
Remove "Paste shortcut" and "Undo delete" from right-click desktop men
Greetings. So, I would like to remove "Paste shortcut" and "Undo delete" from the right-click desktop menu. Wasn't able to locate either in the registry.
Customization
"share with" file option has a strange string of numbers and letters
When I click on a folder to share it, it gives me the usual homegroup options. However, there is another option now and I don't know what it is. It's a string of 20 numbers and letters. See the attached picture for reference. Thanks
Network and Sharing
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:11.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums