JavaScript off or on?

To enable or disable Java or JavaScript in Internet Explorer 4, 5, 6, or 7, follow the appropriate instructions below:


Internet Explorer 7

To enable or disable Java, follow these steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, select Internet Options..
  2. Click the Programs tab.
  3. Click Manage Add-ons.
  4. Highlight Java Plug-in.
  5. Under "Settings", click Disable.
  6. Click OK, and then OK again.

To enable or disable JavaScript, follow these steps:

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options..
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click Custom Level..
  4. Scroll to the "Scripting" section of the list. Click Disable or Enable.
  5. Close and restart your browser.

Internet Explorer 6 and earlier

  1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options..
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. In versions 5.x and 6, click Custom Level.. In version 4.x, click Custom and then Settings:
    • Java: Scroll to the "Java" section. (In version 6, you will find this section under "Java VM", under "Java permissions".) To disable Java, click Disable Java. To re-enable Java, click a different setting, such as High Safety or Medium Safety.
    • JavaScript: Scroll to the "Active scripting" section of the list. (In version 6, this is under "Scripting".) Click Disable or Enable.
  4. Close and restart your browser.

Mac OS and Mac OS X

Note: Microsoft is no longer developing or distributing Internet Explorer for the Macintosh. Support Data Inc. strongly recommends that you use a different browser, such as Safari or Firefox.

  1. From the Explorer menu (Mac OS X) or the Edit menu, select Preferences..
  2. To expand the list, next to Web Browser, click the triangle.
  3. Select Web Content. On the right, beneath "Active Content", select the checkbox for Enable scripting.
  4. Return to beneath Web Browser and select Java. On the right, under "Java Options", select the checkbox for Enable Java or Enable Java (Apple MRJ).
  5. Click OK. Close your browser and restart it.
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