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Beginner Geek: How to Stop Websites From Requesting Your Location in the Metro Internet Explorer


These days nearly every website on the web is trying to gather every piece of information they can about you and your browsing habits. Here’s how you can prevent them from getting perhaps the most sensitive piece of information, your physical location, while browsing the web in the Metro IE.

How to Stop Websites From Requesting Your Location

Switch over to the start screen and launch Internet Explorer.


Once the app has opened, either press the Win + C keyboard combination or move your mouse to the bottom right hand corner of your screen to bring up the Charms bar, then click on the Settings Charm.


Then click on Internet Options.


You will now see a Toggle button labeled Ask for location, toggle it so that it is set to off.


That’s all there is to it.


Taylor Gibb is a Microsoft MVP and all round geek, he loves everything from Windows 8 to Windows Server 2012 and even C# and PowerShell. You can also follow him on Google+

  • Published 10/31/12

Comments (2)

  1. Keith

    Every website on the web? You mean they’re elsewhere too? : )

  2. mukuntharajan

    does it apply only internet explorer or all browsers like google, firefox etc

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