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Mozilla Firefox Works to Hide Pop-Up Notifications by Default from Next Year

Mozilla engineers have decided to hide the notification popup that drops down from Firefox's URL bar, starting with Firefox 72

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According to stats obtained by Mozilla Firefox, as many as 97 per cent of Firefox users either dismissed notifications altogether or chose to block a website from showing notifications at all. Wikimedia Commons

In a bid to fight spam, Mozilla Firefox is working to hide notification pop ups by default in the beginning of next year, with the release of Firefox 72, ZDNet has reported.

The comes after the company experimented earlier this year to see how users interacted with notifications and also looked at different ways of blocking notifications from being intrusive.

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In a bid to fight spam, Firefox is working to hide notification pop ups by default in the beginning of next year, with the release of Firefox 72. Wikimedia Commons

According to stats obtained by Firefox, as many as 97 per cent of Firefox users either dismissed notifications altogether or chose to block a website from showing notifications at all.

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As a result, Mozilla engineers have decided to hide the notification popup that drops down from Firefox’s URL bar, starting with Firefox 72. If a website shows a notification, the pop up will be hidden by default, and an icon added to the URL bar instead, the report added. (IANS)

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Newly Added Icons on Google Search Creates Clutter For Many Users

According to the search engine giant, the new search results a "visual refresh" one that first arrived on mobile devices last year

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As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. Pixabay

In a major design tweak, Google has added tiny favicon icons to its search results for reasons unknown, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface.

As you may have noticed in the last couple of days, Google has introduced icons within its Search results on desktop. These icons were launched in Google Search on mobile devices, helping users distinguish between results so that they could better tell which site they were going to click.

The new desktop design tweak also adds in bolded ‘Ad’ icons to distinguish advertisements from search results, Slash Gear reported on Friday.

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In a major design tweak, Google has added tiny favicon icons to its search results for reasons unknown, creating more clutter in what used to be a clean interface. Pixabay

According to the search engine giant, the new search results a “visual refresh” one that first arrived on mobile devices last year.

In an usual Chrome desktop browser, it feels like an aggravating, unnecessary tweak.

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The change does not actually help the user determine how good, bad, or reputable an actual search result might be. (IANS)