Many websites use JavaScript to provide user friendly and attractive web page, instead of a static page. Most of the interactive content you see on many modern websites are added using JavaScript. Although, it can be quite attractive and make it easy to use the web page, but still, it depends on browser’s settings whether you can see this content or not.

JavaScript can be easily enabled or disabled in your particular browser, and by default it is enabled. However, there is still a chance you might have disabled it for any particular reason, such as, slow connection or unnecessary data usage. Security is also quite a concern for some people while using JavaScript, one of the main reasons why people are not a big fan of Java and prefer to Uninstall it.

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Whatever the reason is, if you have disabled JavaScript and now wish to enable it, we are here to help. In this tutorial, we will cover all major browsers and show you how you can enable JavaScript in your particular browser.

Tip: If you would like to disable JavaScript instead, then you can use the below mentioned process to disable as well (the process is same).

Note: After enabling or disabling JavaScript, you will have to reload the web page for it to take effect.

Quick access links

Enable JavaScript in Google Chrome

Click on Menu located at the top right corner of the screen and from there click on “Settings”.

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In Settings, click on “Show advanced settings…” and in there, click on “Content settings…” located under the heading “Privacy”.

advancedsettings content settings

In there, you will see the option of “JavaScript”, just enable or disable it from there.

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You also have the option to “Manage exception”, where you can specify individual websites to enable or disable JavaScript for them only.

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Enable JavaScript in Firefox

In the Firefox search field, type about:config and hit enter.

search field

To find JavaScript, type “JavaScript.enabled” in the search field located at the top of all the options.

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Now, double click on “JavaScript.enabled” to enable or disable it (true=enable and false=disable).

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Note: There will be lots of options in the configuration page, try not to change any options (unless you know what you are doing) as they could affect your browsing experience or even make it unusable.

Enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

Click on “Tools” located at the top right corner of the screen and from the menu click on “Internet options”.

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Now, click on “Security” tab and in there, click on “Custom level…”.

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In there, you will have to scroll down to the heading “Scripting” (it is the second last heading and located near to the end). Under the heading “Scripting”, you will see an option “Active scripting”, just enable or disable it. This is the option for JavaScript with a different name.

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When you are done, just click on “OK” and from the prompt that comes up, click on “Yes”.

Enable JavaScript in Safari

Click on the “Gear” icon located at the top right corner of the screen and from the drop down menu click on “preferences…”.

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In the next window, click on “Security” panel and in there, check or uncheck checkbox next to “Enable JavaScript” to enable or disable it.

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Enable JavaScript in Opera

Click on “Opera” located at the top left corner of the screen and from the drop down menu click on “Settings”.

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In “Settings”, click on “Websites” from the left Menu. There you will see an option of “JavaScript”, just enable or disable it as you may like.

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You can also click on “manage exceptions…” to enable or disable JavaScript for specific websites.

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If you have any questions or would like to share your experience with pop up ads, let us know in the comments.

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