How to Enable or Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer?

Jun 16, 2013

This article explains how to disable and re-enable JavaScript in Microsoft Internet Explorer? As it comes bundled with Windows operating systems, Internet Explorer (IE) is the most widely used web browser in the world. If you are running an Windows machine, IE might be your default browser. Wondering how to turn ON/OFF JavaScript in Internet Explore? Read on.

How to disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer?

  1. Open Microsoft Internet Explorer.
  2. In the Menu bar select Tools and open Internet Options link.
  3. Internet Options window will appear. Go to Security section and press Custom Level button.
  4. Security Settings will appear. Using the scroll bar move down and find Scripting. For Active Scripting select Disable option (out of Disable, Enable and Prompt).
  5. Press the OK button. A warning message will appear. Press Yes button.
  6. Press Apply button in Internet Options window and then press OK.
  7. Restart Internet Explorer.

From now on JavaScript won’t load on your web browser. You can see the difference by opening websites with fancy effects such as image slider. If JavaScript is turned OFF, no effects will appear in your browser.

Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

How to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer?

Due to various reasons you may want to disable or turn OFF JavaScript. For example: fixing a problem, testing web design etc. But for casual web browsing, you might want to turn it on again. Wondering how to enable or tun ON JavaScript in Internet Explorer? That’s simple. Follow the instructions below.

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Go to the Menu bar, select Tools and click Internet Options.
  3. When the Internet Options window appears, go to Security section. If you didn’t used any custom settings other than disabling Scripting (as in the step 4 above), follow the Option A otherwise (if you have other custom settings) use Option B:
    • Option A: Press the Default Level button.
    • Option B: Press the Custom level button. In the Security Settings window select Enable as value for Active scripting option. Press OK. Accept the warning and press Yes.
  4. Press the Apply and then press OK button.
  5. Close and restart Internet Explore.

That’s it! You’ve just turned ON or enabled JavaScript in your Internet Explorer browser. Enjoy browsing.

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