The Mozilla Foundation has released a new version of Firefox that can prevent some websites from asking to send notifications to your device.
In addition, this version of Firefox —release 59 — also stops some sites from accessing your device’s camera, microphone, and location unexpectedly.
The new feature prevents your notification center from getting filled up with piles of news stories from various sites.
When turned on, all websites by default will have such requests blocked, but you can tell Firefox to accept notifications from trusted websites.
To manage your notification permissions in Firefox 59, go to options in Windows, or preferences on Mac. Then, click on “Privacy & Security” and find the section marked permissions. From here you can individually manage your permissions for location, camera, microphone, and notifications.
Other features listed in the Firefox 59 release notes include annotations on screenshots in the browser and different ways to customize your tabs and windows
The Firefox 59 is available for all platforms.