Ever experienced unexpected notifications popping up in Windows 11?  I have. Lately, I’ve been getting them from a website I don’t even remember visiting.Every single time something important happens in Albuquerque, I get a news alert. Since I live half-way across the country, I found this a little puzzling.

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So, I clicked the icon for my Windows 11 notification center.

Turns out those notifications are coming from my Chrome browser.

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Here’s how that happens. These days, when you visit many websites, you’ll be asked if you’d like to receive notifications. If you don’t decline them or accidentally click and approve them, you’ll start receiving notifications.

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That’s exactly what happened on a visit I made to the website for the Albuquerque Journal a few weeks back. Here’s how to control those notifications. Open Chrome, click the three-dot menu icon at the top right and choose Settings from the drop-down menu.

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When Settings opens, choose Privacy and Security.

Scroll down to Site Settings.

Then scroll down to Notifications. 

You can block all notifications by ticking the box next to Don’t allow sites to send notifications.

Or, if you’d like to continue to receive some notifications, you can scroll down and add sites that are permitted to send notifications.