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How to enable Javascript on your computer.

Why should I enable Javascript?

You should enable javascript because javascript is used to enhance the web browsing experience. It provides interactive interfaces, enables video content, and so much more.
Please note: Javascript is NOT Java!

Below are instructions on how to enable javascript in some of the more common browsers. Keeping your browser up to date is recommended.
If this doesn't work, or you would like to learn more/see alternatives, see the bottom of this page.

PCMac/Linux

Internet Explorer 6 and up

  1. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options, and then click the Security Tab.
  2. Under Select a zone, click the Internet Zone.
  3. Under Security level for this zone, click Default level.
  4. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window, and then OK again.
  5. Click the Back button on your browser then click the Refresh button and you should now see the javascript rich content/features
  6. If javascript isn't working, Close/Restart the Browser.

Safari (PC too)

  1. Select Preferences or Edit -> Preferences.
  2. Select the Security Tab.
  3. Click Enable Javascript.
  4. Close the window
  5. Click the Back button on your browser then click the Refresh button and you should now see the javascript rich content/features
  6. If javascript isn't working, Close/Restart the Browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. On the Tools menu, select Options.
  2. On the Content tab, click Enable JavaScript.
  3. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
  4. Click the Back button on your browser then click the Refresh button and you should now see the javascript rich content/features
  5. If javascript isn't working, Close/Restart the Browser.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Select Preferences.
  2. On the Content tab, click Enable JavaScript.
  3. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window.
  4. Click the Back button on your browser then click the Refresh button and you should now see the javascript rich content/features
  5. If javascript isn't working, Close/Restart the Browser.

If you have concerns of Javascript running on untrusted sites but would like it to run on trusted (safe) sites or if you have it disabled to reduce the number of adds found on the internet, there is a better solution than disabling Javascript.

  1. Download and Install Mozilla Firefox
  2. On the Tools Menu, select Add-ons.
  3. Search for NoScript and add it.
  4. Search for AdBlock Plus and add it.
  5. Restart Firefox.
  6. A few tabs will pop open, find the AdBlock Plus tab and click on the subscribe button.

The NoScript addon

The NoScript addon by default blocks all Javascripts from running, but you can click Allow Site to add the page you are on and trust/want javascript running on and it will then allow that site from then on. You can also always change your mind and forbid an allowed page. Another option to you is to temporarily allow a page.

When you have noscript running, a small S appears on the bottom right hand side of your browser window. Clicking on it will give you a list of options. If it has a red circle and a slash through it, then scripts are being blocked on that page.

Click on the images below for examples of NoScript.


The AdBlock Plus addon

The AdBlock Plus addon blocks lots of annoying/pesky advertisements for you. It has nothing to do with Javascript other than blocking adds that Javascript may add in.

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