How to Prevent Firefox from Asking for Permissions from New Sites?

Some webpages may ask you for permission to access Camera, Location, Microphone, Notifications, and Virtual Reality in the Firefox browser. You can prevent such sites from asking you to allow a Camera, Location in the Firefox browser with the use of Local Group Policy Editor, Registry Editor, or Firefox Settings to do.

Once you turn on the settings, no new site will ask for permission. A site already enrolled in the Allow list can ask for permission; other sites cannot do the same.

In this risewindows article, We guide to prevent Firefox from asking for permissions from new websites in Windows 11 and 10.

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) to 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 1Open 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 are 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 1Open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Browse to the following key in the left sidebar of the Registry Editor window:-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREPolicies

Registry-Editor-Policies

Step 3. Right-click on the Policies folder in the left sidebar to pick New > Key.

New-Key-on-Policies (1)

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 to 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 permission, 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.

Thank you, friends.

You guys are amazing; Keep reading, learning, and growing.

Also, read: How to Close a Tab with Double Click in Firefox and Vivaldi?

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