How to enable JavaScript in your browser

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quote Nowadays almost all web pages contain JavaScript, a scripting programming language that runs on visitor’s web browser. It makes web pages functional for specific purposes and if disabled for some reason, the content or the functionality of the web page can be limited or unavailable. Here you can find instructions on how to enable (activate) JavaScript in five most commonly used browsers.

Internet Explorer Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Apple Safari Opera
javascript enabled JavaScript is enabled in your web browser. If you disable JavaScript, this text will change.

Developer Instructions for web developers

You may want to consider linking to this site, to educate any script-disabled users on how to enable JavaScript in five most commonly used browsers. You are free to use the code below and modify it according to your needs.

<noscript>
For full functionality of this site it is necessary to enable JavaScript.
Here are the <a href="http://www.enable-javascript.com/" target="_blank">
instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser</a>.
</noscript>

On enable-javascript.com we optimize the script-disabled user experience as much as we can:

  • The instructions for your browser are put at the top of the page
  • All the images are inlined, full-size, for easy perusing
  • This developer-centric message is out of the way

We want your visitors to have JavaScript enabled just as much as you do!

Firefox Mozilla Firefox

  1. On the web browser click “Firefox” menu and then select “Options”.
  2. In the “Options” window select the “Content” tab.
  3. Mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
  4. In the opened “Options” window click on the “OK” button to close it.
  5. Click on the “Reload current page” button of the web browser to refresh the page.
Internet Explorer Internet Explorer

  1. On web browser menu click “Tools” menu and select “Internet Options”.
  2. In the “Internet Options” window select the “Security” tab.
  3. On the “Security” tab click on the “Custom level…” button.
  4. When the “Security Settings – Internet Zone” dialog window opens, look for the “Scripting” section.
  5. In the “Active Scripting” item select “Enable”.
  6. When the “Warning!” window pops out asking “Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?” select “Yes”.
  7. In the “Internet Options” window click on the “OK” button to close it.
  8. Click on the “Refresh” button of the web browser to refresh the page.
Internet Explorer < 9 Internet Explorer < 9
  1. On web browser menu click “Tools” and select “Internet Options”.
  2. In the “Internet Options” window select the “Security” tab.
  3. On the “Security” tab click on the “Custom level…” button.
  4. When the “Security Settings – Internet Zone” dialog window opens, look for the “Scripting” section.
  5. In the “Active Scripting” item select “Enable”.
  6. When the “Warning!” window pops out asking “Are you sure you want to change the settings for this zone?” select “Yes”.
  7. In the “Internet Options” window click on the”OK” button to close it.
  8. Click on the “Refresh” button of the web browser to refresh the page.
    Firefox < 4 Mozilla Firefox < 4
    1. On the web browser menu click “Tools” and select “Options”.
    2. In the “Options” window select the “Content” tab.
    3. Mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
    4. In the opened “Options” window click on the “OK” button to close it.
    5. Click on the “Reload current page” button of the web browser to refresh the page.

    Chrome Google Chrome

    1. On the web browser menu click on the “Customize and control Google Chrome” and select “Options”.
    2. In the “Google Chrome Options” tab select the “Under the Hood” menu item.
    3. In the “Privacy” section click “Content settings…” button.
    4. In the “Content settings” window go to “JavaScript” section and select “Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)”.
    5. Close the “Google Chrome Options” tab.
    6. Click on the “Reload this page” button of the web browser to refresh the page.
    Google Chrome < 10 Google Chrome < 10
    1. On the web browser menu click on the “Customize and control Google Chrome” and select “Options”.
    2. In the “Google Chrome Options” window select the “Under the Hood” tab.
    3. In the “Privacy” section click “Content settings…” button.
    4. In the “Content settings” window select the “JavaScript” tab.
    5. In the “JavaScript” tab select “Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)”.
    6. Close the “Content Setting” window.
    7. Close the “Google Chrome Options” window.
    8. Click on the “Reload this page” button of the web browser to refresh the page.

    Safari Apple Safari

    1. On the web browser menu click on the “Edit” and select “Preferences”.
    2. In the “Preferences” window select the “Security” tab.
    3. In the “Security” tab section “Web content” mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
    4. Click on the “Reload the current page” button of the web browser to refresh the page.

    Opera Opera

    • 1. a) Click on “Menu”, hover mouse on the “Settings” then hover mouse on the “Quick preferences” and mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
    • 1. b) If “Menu bar” is shown click on the “Tools”, hover mouse on the “Quick preferences” and mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
    Opera < 10 Opera < v. 10
    1. On the web browser menu click “Tools” and select “Preferences”.
    2. In the “Preferences” window select the “Advanced” tab.
    3. On the “Advanced” tab click on “Content” menu item.
    4. Mark the “Enable JavaScript” checkbox.
    5. In the opened “Preferences” window click on the “OK” button to close it.
    6. Click on the “Reload” button of the web browser to refresh the page.

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