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INFORMATION : Special Reports

JavaScript

JavaScript is a programming language built into web browsers. A few people disable it in the belief that this will improve Internet security. Indeed, browser makers may advise people to disable JavaScript when a new security problem is found and the browser maker has not yet fixed the problem, and some people do not re-enable JavaScript when the browser is fixed.

Some sites need JavaScript to work properly. You may have come here because you have been told that it is disabled. This tells you how to enable it:

Note: it is possible that JavaScript is enabled in your browser, but something else is preventing JavaScript from working as it should. See the sidebar for more about this.

Chrome

It does not appear possible yet to enable or disable JavaScript in Chrome.

Firefox

To enable JavaScript in Firefox, click Tools in the menu bar, click Options, click Content, check the option labelled Enable JavaScript, and click the Okay button.

Caution : it is unsafe to use Firefox older than version 3, because older versions have uncorrected security flaws. You should use the latest version that runs on your PC.

Internet Explorer

To enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, click Tools in the menu bar, click Internet Options, click Security, click Custom Level, check the option labelled Active Scripting Enable (you will have to scroll down a lot to find this option, and note that Internet Explorer refers to JavaScript as “Active Scripting”), and click the Okay button twice.

Caution : it is unsafe to use Internet Explorer 5.5, versions older than 5.01, or any version for Mac PCs, because they have uncorrected security flaws. If you have Windows, you should use the latest version that runs on your PC; if you have a Mac, you should use an alternate browser.

Netscape

It is unsafe to use Netscape, because it has unfixed security flaws, and after Mar 1, 2008 no longer supported. You should use another browser.

Opera

To enable JavaScript in Opera, click Tools in the menu bar, click Preferences, click Advanced, click Content, check the option labelled Enable JavaScript, and click the Okay button.

Caution : it is unsafe to use Opera older than version 10, because older versions have uncorrected security flaws. You should use the latest version that runs on your PC.

Safari

To enable JavaScript in Safari, click Preferences in the menu bar, click Security, check the option labelled Enable JavaScript, and close the window.

Caution : you should use the latest version of Safari that runs on your PC.

SeaMonkey

To enable JavaScript in SeaMonkey, click Edit, Preferences in the menu bar, click Advanced, Scripts & Plugins, check the option labelled Enable JavaScript for Navigator, and close the window.

Caution : you should use the latest version of SeaMonkey that runs on your PC.

 

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