Getting pushy about notifications
I can’t receive notifications from websites, although I receive them from Mail, Calendar and other apps. It appears my Mac always automatically rejects the request from websites to send notifications, so I never get the popup window asking whether I want them. The ZeroPush Safari Push Notification Demo (zeropush.com/ safari) states ‘Push Request rejected by user’ without any option to do otherwise. It has been suggested that I reset Safari but that doesn’t seem to be (easily) achievable on Safari 8.0.3. Gary Druce I checked with the developers at ZeroPush and they confirmed that the only way to generate that message is if you cancel the push request yourself, or your Safari notification preferences are set to ‘Deny’ for that website. Since that doesn’t appear to be the case, there are two possibilities: either some saved setting is overriding your notification preferences, or some app or process running in the background is automatically refusing push requests somehow. The former is easy to fix: choose Safari > Clear History and Website Data… For the latter, try starting in Safe Mode and see if that makes any difference.
If you refuse a site’s request to push notifications, you can reverse that decision in the Notifications tab in Safari’s preferences.