How to Enable JavaScript on Google Chrome

Google Chrome is a free internet browser from Google that allows users to view web pages on the internet. With its seamless and straightforward interface, Google Chrome is a cross-platform browser that’s supported across PC/Laptop brands such as Samsung, Lenovo, HP, Dell, Apple, Asus and Acer among others.

Like other internet browsers, Google Chrome supports JavaScript, which is activated to display certain functions or interactive elements like ad banners on Java-based websites. In this guide, we will provide you with a breakdown of what JavaScript is all about and how you can either enable or disable this feature on your Google Chrome browser. If you don’t have Google Chrome installed on your device, you can simply download it from the official Google Chrome website.

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What Is JavaScript and Why Do I Need It?

JavaScript is a scripting language that is often used by web developers to add dynamic interactions and functionalities to websites. Today, popular web browsers such as Google Chrome have JavaScript enabled by default, providing access to dynamic interactions on the web.

With JavaScript disabled, these dynamic interactions will not run smoothly when viewing websites. For instance, if you turn off JavaScript in your Chrome browser, you can say goodbye to automated updates on your Facebook and Twitter timeline. Similarly, websites like YouTube will become almost impossible to use when you turn off the JavaScript feature in your Chrome browser.

This guide tells you in simple terms how you can either enable or disable JavaScript; all that is required is a PC/laptop running a Google Chrome browser.

How to Check if JavaScript is Enabled in Chrome

Follow the simple procedure below to tell if JavaScript is activated in your Google Chrome browser.

You can simply make use of the <noscript> function to tell if JavaScript is enabled in your Chrome browser. The <noscript> tag is used to control – or handle (whichever is appropriate) – websites that neither support scripting nor recognize the <script> tag.

If JavaScript is turned off in your Chrome browser, the <noscript> element will be displayed as an alternative text message.

How to Unblock JavaScript on Google Chrome

  1. Open up Google Chrome browser on your device
  2. Click on the Menu icon (three dots) at the top-right corner of your screen.
  3. Select “Settings” on the drop-down menu – the third option from the bottom
  4. Now click “Privacy and security” on the left sidebar menu.
  5. Under “Privacy and security,” select “Site settings.”
  6. Under “Site Settings,” scroll until you find “JavaScript” and click it.
  7. Toggle the switch to “Allowed (recommended)” – it will turn blue when enabled.

How to Enable JavaScript in Google Chrome on Windows 10

Windows 10 users who wish to turn on JavaScript in Chrome can do so in just a few easy steps:

  1. Open Google Chrome browser on your Windows 10 PC/Laptop.
  2. Click on the Menu icon (vertical three dots) located at the top-right corner of your browser’s interface.
  3. Select “Settings” from the drop-down – it’s usually the third option from the bottom.
  4. Now, select “Privacy and settings” on the left sidebar of the “Settings” window.
  5. Under “Privacy and Security”, find the section labeled “Site Settings” and then click on it.
  6. Scroll down the page until you locate the “JavaScript” section and then select it.
  7. Click the toggle to turn on “Allowed (recommended)”. It will turn blue when activated.
  8. JavaScript is now enabled.

Note: should there be any site that you do not want to run JavaScript on then you can add it to your browser’s “Block” list.

How to Enable JavaScript in Chrome on Windows 8

Windows 8 users who wish to turn on JavaScript in Chrome can do so in just a few easy steps:

  1. First, you need to open – or launch, as the case may be – Chrome and navigate to the “Settings” menu of Chrome.
  2. Choose to display the “Advanced” settings.
  3. Under “Advanced” settings, navigate down to the privacy section and select “Content Settings.”
  4. Choose to disable individual plugins from the “Plugins” section.

Scroll down the page till you find the Java plugin, then select the enable link. This way, you have successfully enabled JavaScript on your Google Chrome running on a Windows 8 system.

How to Turn on JavaScript in Chrome on Windows 7

  1. Enter the link “chrome://flags/#enable-npapi” into the URL field of your browser.
  2. Choose the Enable link you will find on the landing page for Windows.
  3. Choose “Relaunch Now”. This will cause your browser to restart, but this time, with enabled Java support.

How to Enable JavaScript on Mac Chrome

Mac users who wish to turn on JavaScript in Chrome can do so in just a few easy steps:

  1. Launch your Chrome browser and navigate to the Chrome menu. After this, select the “Preferences” menu.
  2. Click the “Under the Hood” tab.
  3. Click “Content Settings” from the Privacy section.
  4. Click on the JavaScript tab and select the option to allow all websites to run JavaScript.
  5. Close the window and refresh your browser.

How to Turn off JavaScript on Chrome

Should you also want to have JavaScript disabled in your Chrome then follow the simple steps below:

  1. Open Google Chrome browser.
  2. Click on the Menu icon (vertical three dots) located at the top-right corner of your browser’s window.
  3. Select “Settings” from the drop-down – it’s usually the third option from the bottom.
  4. Click on the “Privacy and settings” item on the left window pane.
  5. Under “Privacy and Security”, find the section labeled “Site Settings” and then click on it.
  6. Scroll down the page until you locate “JavaScript” section and then click on it.
  7. Click the toggle to turn off “Allowed (recommended)”. It will change to “blocked”.
  8. JavaScript is now disabled.