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

When you visit a website, depending on the webpage, it may ask you for permission to access Camera, Location, Microphone, Notifications, and Virtual Reality in the Firefox browser. However, if you need, you can prevent such sites from asking you to permit a Camera, Location, etc. You can use the Local Group Policy Editor, Registry Editor, or Firefox Settings to do this.

Once you enable the settings, no new site will ask for permission. However, if a site is already enrolled in the Allow list, it can ask for permission; other sites cannot do the same.

In this gearupwindows article, you will learn 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?

To stop Firefox from asking for permissions from new sites in Firefox Settings, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open the Mozilla Firefox browser on your PC.

Step 2. Click on the Open application menu (Three horizontal lines) and select Settings in the drop-down menu.

Step 3. In the Firefox Settings, select the Privacy & Security tab.

Step 4. On the opposite sidebar, scroll down to the Permissions section to find Location, Camera, Microphone, Notifications, and other settings. Click 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. Finally, click the Save Changes button.

Similarly, you can block 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?

To prevent Firefox from asking for permissions from new sites through Local Group Policy Editor, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open Local Group Policy Editor on your Windows 11 or 10 PC.

Step 2. Browse or navigate to the following path in the left sidebar:-

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Mozilla > Firefox > Permissions

Step 3. On the right side of the “Permissions” folder, you will find Autoplay, Camera, Location, Microphone, Notifications, and Virtual Reality folders. You need to open the folder you want to configure the policy. For example, double-click on the Camera folder to configure the Camera policy.

Step 4. On the opposite sidebar, double-click on the policy name “Block new requests asking to access the camera.”

Step 5. Select Enabled.

Step 6. Click Apply.

Step 7. Click OK.

Step 8. Finally, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Similarly, you can block Firefox from asking for permissions for Location, Microphone, etc.

How to Prevent Firefox from Asking for Permissions from New Sites using Registry Editor?

To stop or prevent Firefox from asking for permissions for new sites through Registry Editor, use these steps:-

Step 1. Open Registry Editor on your Windows machine.

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

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies

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

Step 4. Name the newly created key as Mozilla.

Step 5. Next, right-click on the Mozilla folder and select New > Key.

Step 6. Name this new key to Firefox.

Step 7. Right-click on the Firefox folder and select New > Key.

Step 8. Name the newly created key to Permissions.

Step 9. Right-click on the Permissions folder and select New > Key.

Step 10. Name the newly created key to Camera.

Quick Note: If you want to disable other permission, you need to 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 and set its “Value data” to 1.

Step 14. Click OK.

Step 15. Reboot your computer to apply the changes.

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