How to enable Javascript in Chrome and Firefox on Windows and Android

How to enable Javascript in Chrome and Firefox

Javascript is a client side scripting language websites use to render dynamic content. It is needed for displaying ads on websites too. Javascript is loaded into the browser when you visit a website. Because Javascript is used to render dynamic content, you might not be able to load all the functionality provided by the website if it is disabled in your browser. Read on to find out the steps to enable Javascript in Chrome on Windows and Android.

How to enable Javascript in Chrome on Windows

Chrome is the most used web browser in the world, with a market share close to 65%. Chrome, by default, enables Javascript. Here are the steps to guide you through, to enable it on Chrome.

Steps

1. Open Chrome and click on the options button (⋮) on the top right.

Chrome Windows Step 1

2. Click on Settings from the menu.

Chrome Windows Step 2

3. Select Privacy & security on the left. Click on Site Settings.

Chrome Windows Step 3

4. Scroll down and look for Javascript under Content submenu.

Chrome Windows Step 4

5. Use the toggle to turn on/off Javascript.

Chrome Windows Step 5

6. The setting should look like below.

Enable Javascript in Chrome

How to enable Javascript in Chrome on Android

Chrome is the most widely used browser on Android. Chrome is the second most used browser on iPhones and iPads after Apple Safari. Here are the steps to enable Javascript in Chrome on your Android phones.

Steps

1. Open Chrome and click on the options button (⋮) on the top right.

Enable Javascript in Chrome on Android Step 1

2. Click on Settings from the menu.

Enable Javascript in Chrome on Android Step 2

3. Under Advanced settings, select Site settings.

Enable Javascript in Chrome on Android Step 3

4. Scroll down and look for Javascript. Click on it.

Enable Javascript in Chrome on Android Step 4

5. Use the toggle to turn on Javascript.

6. After enabling, this is how the setting should look like.

How to enable Javascript in Firefox

Enabling Javascript in Firefox is a little tricky. The developers of the browser thought that having the option in settings might risk damaging Firefox unintentionally. So, they removed the option in Firefox 23. However, there is an advanced option you can use to turn on/off Javascript in Firefox.

Steps

1. Open Firefox and type “about:config” (without the quotes) in the address bar and hit Enter.

Firefox Step 1

2. In the screen that appears, click on Accept the Risk and Continue button.

Firefox Step 2

3. The next screen shows a search bar on top. Type in “javascript.enabled” (without the quotes).

Firefox Step 3

4. Click on the toggle button on the right against the javascript.enabled setting.

Firefox Step 4

5. This is how the setting should look after enabling the setting.

Firefox Step 5

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