Enable JavaScript in Chrome

This guide will step you through the process of enabling JavaScript in Google Chrome.

  1. Click the "Customize and Control" button

    In the top-right corner of the Chrome window you'll see the Customise menu icon - it looks like three little black dots on top of each other - click it.

    The location of the Customize and Control menu button

    This will reveal a menu with lots of options. One of them will be named "Settings".

  2. Select the "Settings" menu item

    The Settings item in the Customise menu

    The Settings screen will now appear.

  3. Search for the JavaScript settings

    When you click the Settings menu item, the settings screen for Chrome will load. At the very top is a search box labeled Search settings.

    Type in 'JavaScript' into the search field at the top of the Settings screen.

    Type in the word javascript into the search field (it's not case sensitive). As you start to type you will see Chrome start to change what's shown on the settings page.

    It will reveal the "Site settings" section with the yellow "JavaScript" callout.

    Screenshot showing the Site Settings item

    When you see Site settings click on it

  4. Find and click the JavaScript settings item

    The Site Settings for Chrome has lots of permissions you can change; the JavaScript one is close to the bottom, so you may need to scroll down to find it.

    Screenshot of the JavaScript item

  5. Change the JavaScript setting

    The setting you need to change to enable or disable JavaScript is at the top of the screen - it's a small sliding control - click to toggle it on or off (dark blue is "on")

    Screenshot of the JavaScript controls.

    This setting will control JavaScript on all websites you visit, however you can also use the Block and Allow sections underneath to add override settings for particular websites. For example, if you normally want to have JavaScript enabled but also wish to disable it for one or two particular websites you can add them to the "Block" section.

    Once you have made your setting (either enabled JavaScript or disabled it) you can now simply close this Settings tab and resume your normal web browsing with your new setting.

  6. JavaScript is now enabled

    Congratulations, you just enabled JavaScript. Click here to confirm that JavaScript is now enabled.

Looking for guides to enable JavaScript in other web browsers?

Here are some guides for other web browsers like Safari or Firefox.

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