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Disable Geolocation in Internet Explorer 9

Sunday, July 31st, 2011 by | Filed Under: Using The Internet
 
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I don’t know what it is about modern technology, but it seems as though every piece of hardware and software out there wants to know where you are at all times.

It’s like an over-protective mother, I tell ya!

So, if you’re looking for some location privacy (at least in Internet Explorer 9), then here’s how you turn off the geolocation feature.

In Internet Explorer 9, click the Cog icon in the upper right-hand corner and then Internet Options.

Make sure the privacy tab is selected and put a check in the box next to Never allow websites to request your physical location. Click OK.


And there you have it. Now IE9 won’t get all invasive and ask you where you are at all hours of the day.

~Andrew

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20 Responses to “Disable Geolocation in Internet Explorer 9”

  1. Rick says:

    Big thumbs up for that info!

  2. RON says:

    Great tip!! Thanks for the information.

  3. Bev says:

    GREAT Tip Thank You

  4. Elsie says:

    Thanks for the great tip!

  5. Kathy says:

    Awesome tip – done!

  6. Helen says:

    I followed instructions, so easy, thanks

  7. Imogene says:

    Thanks for the tip.

  8. Jim says:

    Thank You for another great tip.

  9. Gene says:

    Great tip. I found it in Chrome too and was on ask.

  10. Cheryl says:

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. [...] Home -> Using The Internet -> Disable Geolocation in Chrome and FirefoxTodd asks:Great tip (Disable Geolocation in Internet Explorer 9), but can this be done in Firefox or Chrome? Thanks for the question, Todd. Like Internet Explorer, [...]

  12. DuBelzi says:

    This and all your tips are very very useful.
    Thank you for your time.
    dd

  13. babbaral says:

    lot of thanks, its enhance my computer knowledge.

  14. Ada says:

    Awesome! I am doing the happy dance!!! Thanks.

  15. waltdisneypixar says:

    thank you once more!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. mohan says:

    is it possible to disable the location in any browsers or it is restricted only to IE9

  17. David Hutt says:

    Thank you Thank You THANK YOU The clots in industry and government know far too much about our private lives as it is. A possible solution is software that gives out titally incorrect information.

  18. mal says:

    great tip, don’t like explorer 9. again thanks.

  19. Cornelius says:

    A one for this Tip
    From Canada

  20. Jackie says:

    I guess it’s a good tip if you have IE9 What if you have IE8 ? Does this also apply?

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