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How to Enable Javascript

Follow these steps to enable all the functionality javascript provides.


  • Step 1: Know what JavaScript is Understand that JavaScript is small bits of computer code that run simple applications in your browser, like sounds and pop-up menus.
  • TIP: JavaScript does not present a significant security risk. Most people who turn it off do so because they don't like specific functionality, such as pop-up ads.
  • Step 2: Manage JavaScript in Internet Explorer If you're using a PC, in Internet Explorer, click Internet Options under the Tools menu and select the Security tab. Click Custom Level and scroll down to the Scripting section. Choose Enable under Active Scripting, and click OK.
  • Step 3: Manage JavaScript in Firefox In Firefox, select Tools, then Options, and then Content. Check the box next to Enable JavaScript. Click the Advanced tab to allow or disable specific JavaScript functionality.
  • TIP: If you're using a Mac, the Content window will appear under Preferences.
  • Step 4: Manage JavaScript in Safari ] If you're using Safari, select Preferences; then Security. Check the box next to Enable JavaScript.
  • FACT: Did you know? JavaScript was originally called LiveScript. It was renamed to capitalize on the popularity of the Java computer language.

You Will Need

  • A web browser
  • Knowledge of javascript and your browser's menus and options

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