Enable JavaScript in Opera

This guide will step you through the process of enabling JavaScript in the Opera web browser.

The first few steps are a little different depending on whether you're using Apple OS X or Microsoft Windows, but the principle is the same: open the Settings screen, find the JavaScript setting and activate/deactivate it.

  1. Open the Settings/Preferences window

    On OS X

    Click the "Opera" menu at the top of the screen.

    The Opera menu item

    Click the "Preferences" menu item

    The expanded Opera menu

  2. Search for the JavaScript setting

    The Preferences search box

    Click in to the "Search settings" box and type in "JavaScript" (it's not case sensitive). As you type in "JavaScript" you will see Opera start to change what's shown on the settings page.

    The Preferences search box with the word 'javascript' searched for.

  3. Change the JavaScript setting

    Having searched for 'javascript' preferences, you are taken to where you can change those settings.

    You can now choose "Allow all sites to run JavaScript" to enable/activate JavaScript, or "Do not allow any site to run JavaScript" to disable JavaScript.

    If you want to only run JavaScript on certain websites, you can use the "Manage Exceptions..." button to control which websites JavaScript will and will not run on.

    Once you have made your setting (either enabled or disabled JavaScript), you can simply close this browser tab.

  4. 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 Chrome or Firefox.

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