How to Enable Javascript in your Browser

JavaScript is a programming language that works with HTML. It provides interactivity to websites with things like pull-down menus, mouseovers, cookies, advertising, button clicks and other interactive elements. But to get all these goodies, JavaScript has to be enabled in your browser. Although it's usually enabled by default, it's sometimes necessary to manually enable JavaScript. The exact method depends on the Web browser.

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Click the "Internet Options" shortcut in the "Tools" menu of Internet Explorer to change the JavaScript settings. Click the "Custom Level" button in the Security tab. Enable JavaScript in the "Scripting" section of the dialog box.

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Click the "Options" link in the Firefox "Tools" menu to begin. Mark the "Enable JavaScript" check box in the "Contents" tab. Click "OK."

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Click the "Safari" menu on Mac OS systems and select the "Preferences" option. Click the "Enable JavaScript" check box in the "Security" tab.

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Click the wrench icon in the top right corner of the Google Chrome browser. Click "Options" and then "Under the Hood". Click "Content Setting" and select "JavaScript". Click the button labeled "Allow all sites to run JavaScript."