How to turn off Chrome desktop notifications on Windows?

I am an avid Firefox user but have been using Chrome web browser a lot lately. Partly because I like it’s new minimalist material design interface which is inspired from Android.

Of late, Chrome the internet browser has been implementing a lot of new features which make it similar to an independent internet based OS running inside Windows or Mac systems. One of them is the ability for websites to show update notifications on your desktop even if you do not have Chrome running.

Turn off Chrome notifications on WindowsTurn off chrome notifications

  • Click on Menu (the three vertical dots on the right side)
  • Scroll all the way down and click ‘Show advanced settings’.
  • Under Privacy, click ‘Content Settings’.
  • In the pop-up that opens scroll down to Notifications.
  • Now you can choose on whether you want to hide notifications entirely or just select which websites you want to allow to show notifications.

 

Remove yellow background from Adsense ads in WordPress

If you are using Adsense to monetize your WordPress blog, chances are the Adsense ad units have a yellow background on them. This is because Google uses <ins> tags to wrap the code for the Adsense ads. In WordPress, the code standard for ins tags is to include Yellow background a and this can be found in multiple WordPress themes.

The yellow background has other issues like it might decrease the CTR for the ads resulting in a decrease in revenue. Fortunately, this can be resolved easily.

How to remove the yellow background from Adsense ads in WordPress

Go to Appearance –> Editor and edit style.css (or custom stylesheet if you are using) to add the following code at the end.

ins {
background-color: #FFFFFF !important;
}

Save the edit and the yellow background will be gone from the Adsense ads.