Enable JavaScript in your web browser

Generally you can view a web page without enabling JavaScript but you may miss the JavaScript funtionality of certain webpages. Web developers do a lot of work using JavaScript to enhance webpage interactivity, so it is usually recommended to enable JavaScript before browsing.

Most browsers have JavaScript enabled by default. To check whether JavaScript is enabled in your browser, follow the simple steps below.

Choose your browser:
Internet Explorer  ·  IE Information Bar  ·  Opera  ·  Firefox  ·  Firefox: Mac  ·  Safari: Mac

Internet Explorer

  From the Menu bar:

  go to Tools menu

  then select Internet Options from the drop-down menu

IExplorer TOOLS drop-down menu

  In the Internet Options window:

  select the Security tab

  with the Internet icon selected, click on the Custom Level button

  In the Security Settings - Internet Zone window:

  scroll down to the Scripting section

  make sure Enable is selected under Active scripting

  click OK

IExplorer SECURITY SETTINGS - INTERNET ZONE window

  In the Warning dialog box:

  click Yes

IExplorer WARNING dialog box

  In the Internet Options window:

  click OK

IExplorer INTERNET OPTIONS window

  Reload your webpage to use the new settings

IE Information Bar

Even with JavaScirpt enabled, a security message may still appear in the Internet Explorer Information Bar when you view a webpage that needs to run active content or scripting. This is the yellow bar across the top of your browser window, just below your address bar:

IExplorer INFORMATION BAR

  Click the Information Bar

  then click Allow Blocked Content from the down-down menu

IExplorer INFORMATION BAR drop-down menu

  In the Security Warning dialog box:

  click Yes

IExplorer SECURITY WARNING dialog box

  Your current webpage will automatically reload using the new settings

Opera

  From the Menu bar:

  go to Tools menu

  then select Preferences from the drop-down menu

Opera TOOLS drop-down menu

  In the Preferences window:

  select the Advanced tab

  on the left pane, select Content

  on the right pane, make sure Enable JavaScript is checked

  click OK

Opera PREFERENCES window

  Reload your webpage to use the new settings

Firefox

  From the Menu bar:

  go to Tools menu

  then select Options from the drop-down menu

Firefox TOOLS drop-down menu

  In the Options window:

  select the Content icon

  make sure Enable JavaScript is checked

  click OK

Firefox OPTIONS window

  Reload your webpage to use the new settings

Firefox: Macintosh

  From the Menu bar:

  go to Preferences menu

  select the Content icon

  make sure Enable JavaScript is checked

  click OK

  Reload your webpage to use the new settings

Safari: Macintosh

  From the Menu bar:

  go to Preferences menu

  select the Security icon

  make sure Enable JavaScript is checked

  click OK

  Reload your webpage to use the new settings

Choose your browser: Internet Explorer · Opera · Firefox · Firefox: Mac · Safari: Mac
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