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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
info developer If you're a web developer, check the instructions on how to implement the <noscript> code on your internet pages.

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 Mozilla Firefox

  1. In the address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
  2. Click "I'll be careful, I promise" if a warning message appears.
  3. In the search box, search for javascript.enabled
  4. Toggle the "javascript.enabled" preference (right-click and select "Toggle" or double-click the preference) to change the value from "false" to "true".
Firefox < 23 Mozilla Firefox < 23
  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 "Settings".
  2. In the "Settings" section click on the "Show advanced settings..."
  3. Under the the "Privacy" click on the "Content settings...".
  4. When the dialog window opens, look for the "JavaScript" section and select "Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)".
  5. Click on the "OK" button to close it.
  6. Close the "Settings" tab.
  7. 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.
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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.

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