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How To Enable Location Sharing

What is Browser Location Sharing?

Location sharing allows your web browser to learn your physical location, which is used by certain features of a web site. For example, the Ivy Tech web site uses your location to tell you what the nearest Ivy Tech campus is.

How Do I Share My Location?

Sometimes location sharing is already enabled, but when you first visit a web pag that requests your location, you must first give it permission. Below are examples of what this looks like in a few different browsers:

Internet Explorer

In Internet Explorer, the location sharing request appears at the bottom of the browser window.

 

Google Chrome

In Chrome, the location sharing request appears at the top of the browser window.

 

Firefox

In Firefox, the location sharing request appears at the top of the browser window.

 

How Do I Enable Location Sharing In My Browser?

Sometimes location sharing is disabled. Please use the information below to learn how to enable location sharing in your browser.

Internet Explorer

  1. Click the Tools "gear icon"menu, located in the upper right of Internet Explorer.
  2. Click "Internet Options" in the pop-up menu.
  3. Click the "Privacy" tab.
  4. Ensure that the checkbox for "Never allow websites to request your physical location" is unchecked.
  5. Click the OK button to save and exit the settings window.

 

Chrome

  1. Click the Customize "three vertical dots icon" menu, located in the upper right of Chrome.
  2. Click "Settings" in the pop-up menu.
  3. At the bottom, click "Show Advanced Settings".
  4. Under the "Privacy" section, click the "Content Settings" button.
  5. In the following pop-up window, under the "Location" section, select the option for "Ask when a site tries to track your physical location (recommended)".
  6. Click the Done button to save.
  7. You may now close the "Settings" tab.

 

Firefox

  1. In the URL bar, type "about:config"
  2. Type "geo.enabled"
  3. Double click on the "geo.enabled" preference.
  4. Location-Aware Browsing is now disabled.

 

Opera

  1. Click the "Menu" button, located in the upper left of Opera.
  2. Click "Settings" in the pop-up menu.
  3. Click the "Websites" tab, located on the left.
  4. Under the "Location" section, selec the option for "Ask me when a site tries to track my phsical location (recommended)".
  5. You may now close the "Settings" tab and your preferences will be saved.

 

Safari

  1. Choose System Preferences from the "Apple" menu.
  2. Click the Security & Privacy icon in the System Preferences window.
  3. Click the Privacy tab.
  4. If the padlock icon in the lower left is locked, click it and enter an admin name and password to unlock it.
  5. Select "Location Services".
  6. Check the "Enable Location Services" checkbox.
  7. You may now close the window and your preferences will be saved.