How to Turn on Javascript in a Mac

By Craig Witt

JavaScript is one of the most widely-used browser-side scripting languages. It provides for a broad range of helpful functions, including form validation, calculations and in-page refreshing. Unfortunately, JavaScript also allows website authors to deploy two annoying features: pop-ups and browser redirects. For these reasons, many people choose to disable JavaScript. Thankfully, whether you use Safari, Firefox, Camino or Opera on your Mac computer, enabling JavaScript again is easy.

Enable JavaScript in Safari

Step 1

Click "Safari" in the top menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 2

Select the "Security" tab.

Step 3

Check the box labeled "Enable JavaScript."

Step 4

Close the Preferences window to confirm the change.

Enable JavaScript in Firefox

Step 1

Click "Firefox" in the top menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 2

Select the "Content" tab.

Step 3

Check the box labeled "Enable JavaScript."

Step 4

Close the Preferences window to confirm the change.

Enable JavaScript in Camino

Step 1

Click "Camino" in the top menu bar and select "Preferences."

Step 2

Select the "Web Features" tab.

Step 3

Check the box labeled "Enable JavaScript."

Step 4

Close the Preferences window to confirm the change.

Enable JavaScript in Opera

Step 1

Click "Opera" in the top menu bar.

Step 2

Select "Quick preferences."

Step 3

Select "Enable JavaScript."