Enable JavaScript in Opera

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

If you don't have Opera and would like to try it out, you can download it from the Opera Website.

Get JavaScript

  1. Open the "Easy Setup" menu

    In the top right corner of the Opera window, you'll see the "Easy Setup" button. Click it to display the basic Opera settings menu.

    The Opera Easy Setup menu button

  2. Scroll to the very bottom of the Easy Setup menu

    Now that you've opened the Easy Setup menu, you need to scroll to the very bottom of it.

    At the very bottom, you'll see a link called "Go to browser settings".

    The Opera Easy Setup menu item

  3. Search for "javascript"

    On the Settings screen that has now appeared, you'll see a "Search settings" input box (possibly behind the Easy Setup menu that you just clicked on).

    Search Settings input

    Type the word "javascript" into the search box to reveal the settings for cookies.

  4. Click "Site Settings"

    When you searched for "javascript", the settings screen changed to highlight sections which are relevant to JavaScript.

    Scroll down and find the Site Settings option and then click it.

    The Site settings item with Javascript highlighted

  5. Click "JavaScript"

    Inside the "Site Settings" screen, find the option that says "JavaScript" and click it.

    The JavaScript option

  6. Choose your JavaScript settings

    Now that you're in the JavaScript section, you can choose your preferred setting.

    It's pretty straightforward; you can either choose to Enable JavaScript (by sliding the control to the right; with the blue background), or slide it to the left (with the light grey background).

    Note that underneath this control is a section which lets you always block or allow Javascript for certain websites. This can be helpful if you want fine-grained control over the JavaScript setting.

  7. 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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