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Disable Location-Aware Browsing Permanently

Apr 29, 2016
Nov 29, 2021
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What is location-aware browsing?

Location-aware browsing is a great way to save user’s time and efforts and get them the best results to what they are looking for. Location-aware websites ask the user to share their location, upon which the site bring up customized results.  For example, if a user is looking for a Chinese restaurant while sitting in their office, the location-aware website will bring the names and details of places that are nearby and not just about anywhere in the city. All a user has to type in is “Chinese” and the most appropriate results will be brought to them.

How does it Work?

After you allow a location-aware website to see your location information, the browser will gather info about nearby wireless access points and your PC’s IP address. The browser will then send this info to the default geo-location service provider, Google Location Services, to get an estimate of your location. Once it is done, the location estimate will be shared with the requesting website. However, if you say that you don’t consent, the web browser will not do anything.

How to Disable Location Aware Browsing:

Here is how to disable this feature in Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Google Chrome and Opera.

Internet Explorer
1 Open Internet Explorer, click on “Tools” and then select “Internet Options” Open Internet Explorer, click on "Tools" and then select "Internet Options"   2 Go to “Privacy” tab, check “Never allow websites to request your physical location” under Location and click “Apply” Go to "Privacy" tab, check "Never allow websites to request your physical location"
FireFox
1 Type “about:config” In the URL bar and hit enter. Confirm the security warning. Type "about:config" In the URL bar 2 Now type “geo.enabled” in the filter field. Double click on “geo.enabled” to disable Location-Aware Browsing. Now type "geo.enabled" in the filter field
Google Chrome
1 Select “Settings” from options Select "Settings" from options 2 On the right side of the page select “Show advance settings” Show advance settings 3 Under the tab of Privacy, click the button ‘Content Settings’. Content_Settings 4 Select the Location tab and select the option “Do not allow any site to locate my physical location”. Click “Done” to save the settings. Do not allow any site to locate my physical location
Opera
 1 Go to Menu > Settings Go to Menu-Setting 2 Type “Network” in search box and click “Change proxy settings” button on the right side of the screen under “Network” Change proxy settings 3 Under Privacy tab, check “Never allow websites to request your physical location” and click on “Apply”. Never allow websites to request your physical location
In case the aforementioned directions don’t match your browser settings, please join us on live chat for your browser’s configurations.

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  1. Japhet Simon says:

    how do I change my location from United kingdom to Saudi Arabia….. I’m in Saudi Arabia and want to watch tv in the UK