Stop it! Getting rid of that annoying Google alert!

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s being nagged. Particularly when the thing that’s nagging me is a machine, and it can do it infinitely… and especially when it’s nagging me about something I already do!

“Have you tried Chrome? It’s more secure!” Well, no… I use Edge… however I have installed and used Chrome.

“Why not set your home page to Google?” Uh… I have – but I still see you’re nagging me.

“Change your default search engine to Google” No need to, I see Google every time I open a tab!

As it turns out, it’s not hard, and it doesn’t require Adware plus or change the User Agent (which identifies the browser) to Google or a separate style sheet – but it’s buried in the Google settings – Here’s how to do it:

Open www.google.com and click the “bell” icon in the top right of the screen, then the cogs in the little fly-out window.

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On the next screen, switch off notifications from Google (so the switch turns grey). Done!

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Fair warning – this switches off all notifications – one of the options in the blue “Cogs” screen (below) is for the nagging alerts, but I don’t know which one – if someone works it out, let me know.

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Enjoy!

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About Brad Saide

I'm a SharePoint consultant. I'm also slowly going bald, seem to have a permanent spare tyre around my waist and enjoy socialising with friends over a beer or 10. The last 2 may possibly be related. Started working with SharePoint when the first version was in limited beta release (participated in the Technology Adoption Program while at Woolworths) and have been committed to the adoption of the technology as a business enabler ever since.
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