Disable or Enable JavaScript

Do you have to disable JavaScript, sometimes known as JScript, for some reason? Here are the step-by-step instructions for majority of the browsers. By the way, Java and JavaScript are two different things, so make sure that you’re looking at the correct language.

Tip: If you’re adding JavaScript to your pages, it’s a good idea to view your pages with JavaScript disabled, so you can get an idea what users without JavaScript enabled browsers would see.

WARNING: Please note that you may lose some of the web page functionality by disabling JavaScript.

Navigator 3.x

  • Go to “Options | Network Preferences…” from the main menu
  • Change to the “Languages” tab
  • To enable: make sure “Enable JavaScript” check box is checked
    To disable: make sure “Enable JavaScript” check box is unchecked
  • Restart the browser

Communicator 4.x

  • Go to “Edit | Preferences…” from the main menu
  • Select “Advanced” panel
  • To enable: make sure “Enable JavaScript” check box is checked.
    To disable: make sure “Enable JavaScript” check box is unchecked.
  • Restart the browser

Explorer 3.x

  • Go to “View | Options…” from the main menu
  • Change to the “Security” tab
  • To enable: make sure “Run ActiveX scripts” check box is checked
    To disable: make sure “Run ActiveX scripts” check box is unchecked
  • Restart the browser

Explorer 4.x

  • Go to “View | Internet Options…” from the main menu
  • Change to the “Security” tab
  • Select “Custom” and click on the “Settings…” button
  • To enable: make sure “Enable” is selected under “Active scripting”
    To disable: make sure “Disable” is selected under “Active scripting”
  • Restart the browser

Simply reloading the page, rather than restarting the browser, maybe sufficient under some browser versions.