Navigating the web seamlessly is often disrupted when websites incessantly prompt you for permissions to access various features. Whether it’s a request to use your camera, access your location, tap into your microphone, send you notifications, or delve into virtual reality functionalities, these permission requests can become intrusive and hinder your online experience in the Firefox browser. While some sites may genuinely need these permissions to function correctly, many users prefer to prevent such prompts altogether, ensuring a smoother browsing journey. Notably, once you activate specific settings, new sites will no longer bombard you with these permission requests. However, sites that you’ve previously granted access to, and are on the “Allow” list, can still send you permission prompts. In this risewindows guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to ensure Firefox doesn’t pester you with such requests from new websites, specifically on Windows 11 and 10, using the Local Group Policy Editor, Registry Editor, and Firefox’s own settings.
How to Prevent Firefox from Asking for Permissions from New Sites in Firefox Settings?
Do these steps to stop Firefox from asking for permissions from new sites in Firefox Settings:-
Step 1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser.
Step 2. Tap on the Open application menu (Three horizontal lines) and pick Settings in the drop-down menu.
Step 3. Pick the Privacy & Security tab in the Firefox Settings.
Step 4. Scroll down to the Permissions section to find Location on the opposite sidebar, Camera, Microphone, Notifications, and other settings. Tap on the Settings button beside the item you want to block access. For example, we want to block access to the camera.
Step 5. Check the box to the left of “Block new requests asking to access your location.”
Step 6. Hit the Save Changes button.
Similarly, you will stop Firefox from asking for permissions for Microphone, Location, etc.
How to Stop Firefox from Asking for Permissions from New Sites Using Local Group Policy Editor?
Do these steps to prevent Firefox from asking for permissions from new sites via Local Group Policy Editor:-
Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.
Step 2. Browse to the following path in the left sidebar:-
User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Mozilla > Firefox > Permissions
Step 3. You will find Autoplay, Camera, Location, Microphone, Notifications, and Virtual Reality folders on the right side of the “Permissions” folder. Double-click on the Camera folder to configure the Camera policy.
Step 4. Double-click on the policy name “Block new requests asking to access the camera” on the opposite sidebar.
Step 5. Pick Enabled.
Step 6. Hit Apply.
Step 7. Hit OK.
Step 8. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
Similarly, you can block Firefox from asking for permissions for Location, microphones, etc.
How to Prevent Firefox from Asking for Permissions from New Sites Using Registry Editor?
Do these steps to stop Firefox from asking for permissions for new sites via Registry Editor:-
Step 1. Open Registry Editor.
Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-
Step 3. Right-click on the Policies folder in the left sidebar to pick New > Key.
Step 4. Name the new key Mozilla.
Step 5. Right-click on the Mozilla folder to pick New > Key.
Step 6. Name this new key to Firefox.
Step 7. Right-click on the Firefox folder and pick New > Key.
Step 8. Name the newly created key to Permissions.
Step 9. Right-click on the Permissions folder to pick New > Key.
Step 10. Name the new key to the Camera.
Quick Note: If you want to block other permissions, you must create more sub-keys on the Permissions key, such as Location, Microphone, Notifications, etc. After that, use the rest of the steps.
Step 11. Right-click on the Camera folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 12. Name the newly created REG_DWORD as BlockNewRequests.
Step 13. Double-click on the BlockNewRequests REG_DWORD to set its “Value data” to 1.
Step 14. Hit OK.
Step 15. Reboot your PC to apply the changes.
Navigating websites without incessant permission prompts can enhance your browsing experience in Firefox. By following the methods provided, users can prevent Firefox from requesting permissions from new sites, using either Firefox’s own settings, the Local Group Policy Editor, or the Registry Editor. Implementing these steps ensures a smoother and less intrusive online journey on Windows 11 and 10.