How To Enable Java Scripting In Your Browser
Posted by Gary Garber, Last modified by on 26 March 2009 11:27 AM

In older browsers the execution of JavaScripts may be disabled in security settings. Webmail relies on JavaScript code and errors can be seen when not allowing it to run- loss of functionality or continuous errors and pop-up messages will be seen. Enabling JS scripting is easy and can be done in all browsers. The option for enabling JS scripting will vary depending on the browser so below are steps to find this option in the most commonly used browsers.

How to enable JavaScript in your browser

Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.x, 7.x and 8

Perform the following steps to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer 5.x, 6.x and 7.x:

1. From the 'Tools' menu, click on 'Internet Options'.



2. From the 'Security tab', click 'Custom level' button.



3. Scroll down until you can see options as shown on the picture. Set the option 'Active scripting' to 'Enable' and click on the 'OK' button.


4. Close all browser windows and relaunch it.

Firefox 1.x

1. To enable JavaScript in Firefox 1.x, click on 'Tools' and select 'Options…'



2. Click on the 'Web features' and check the 'Enable JavaScript' checkbox. Click the 'OK' button.



3. Close all browser windows and relaunch it.

Firefox 2.x or 3.x

1. In Firefox 2.x or 3.x click on 'Tools' and select 'Options…'



2. Click on the 'Content' check the 'Enable JavaScript' checkbox and finally click the 'OK' button.



3. Now close all browser windows and relaunch it.

Safari

1. Click on 'Edit' and select 'Preferences' to enable JavaScript in Safari:



2. Click on 'Security' and check the 'Enable JavaScript' checkbox and click the 'OK' button.



3. Close all browser windows and relaunch it.