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How to Enable JavaScript

The following instructions describe how to set JavaScript options for:

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Netscape, Mozilla, and AOL browsers.


Internet Explorer 7
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on the Tools button (the picture of the gear) or “Tools” from the program menu.
  3. Click on Internet Options….
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. In the “Security level for this zone” box, click on Custom level….
  6. Scroll toward the bottom of the Settings box to Scripting.
  7. Enable active scripting.
  8. Click OK twice to close the dialogue.
  9. Click the Refresh button after the Address Bar at the top of your browser, or hit F5.
Internet Explorer 6.X
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  3. In Internet Options dialog box select the Security tab.
  4. Click Custom level button at bottom. The Security settings dialog box will pop up.
  5. Under Scripting category enable Active Scripting, Allow paste options via script and Scripting of Java applets
  6. Click OK twice to close out.
  7. Hit Refresh.
Internet Explorer 5.X for Windows XP
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  3. In Internet Options dialog box select the Security tab.
  4. Click Custom level button at bottom. The Security Settings dialog box will pop up.
  5. Under Scripting category enable Active Scripting, Allow paste options via script and Scripting of Java applets
  6. Click OK twice to close out.
  7. Hit Refresh.
Internet Explorer 5.X for Mac OS X
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Preferences from the Explorer menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Web Browser.
  4. Click Web Content.
  5. Under Active Content check Enable Scripting.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Refresh.
Internet Explorer 5 for Mac OS 9
  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Web Browser.
  4. Click Web Content.
  5. Under Active Content check Enable Scripting.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Refresh.
Internet Explorer 4.X
  1. Select Internet Options from the View menu.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click Custom.
  4. Click Settings.
  5. Scroll down to locate Scripting.
  6. Click Enable for Active Scripting.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Click Reload.
Internet Explorer 3.X
  1. Select Options from the View menu.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Check Enable Java Programs.
  4. Click OK.
  5. Click Reload.

Mozilla Firefox 1.5 & 2
  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Click on the Tools menu.
  3. Select Options….
  4. Click the Content tab with the Earth graphic.
  5. Check Enable JavaScript.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Reload or hit F5.

Safari Public Beta 2 for Mac OS X
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences from the Safari menu.
  3. Click Security.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript.
  5. Close the window.
  6. Click Reload.

Opera 8 & 9
  1. Open Opera.
  2. Select the Tools menu.
  3. Select Quick Preferences.
  4. Check Enable JavaScript
  5. Click Reload or hit F5 to refresh the page.
Opera 7.X
  1. Open Opera.
  2. Select Quick Preferences from the File menu.
  3. Make sure Enable Javascript is checked.
  4. Click Reload.
Opera 5.X
  1. Open Opera.
  2. Select Quick Preferences from the File menu.
  3. Make sure Enable Javascript is checked.
  4. Click Reload.

Netscape 7.X
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Advanced.
  4. Click Scripts & Plugins.
  5. Check Navigator beneath "Enable Javascript for".
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Reload.
Netscape 6.X for Mac OS X
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript for Navigator
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 4.X for Windows XP
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 4.X for Mac OS 9
  1. Open Netscape.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click Advanced.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.
Netscape 3.X
  1. Select Options from the Edit menu.
  2. Click Network Preferences.
  3. Click Languages.
  4. Check both Enable Java and Enable JavaScript.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Click Reload.

Mozilla 1.X
  1. Open Mozilla.
  2. Select Preferences from the Edit menu.
  3. Click the arrow next to Advanced.
  4. Click Scripts & Plugins.
  5. Check Navigator beneath “Enable Javascript for”.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Reload.

AOL 4.0 and 5.0
  1. Click My AOL.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click WWW.
  4. Click the Secutity tab.
  5. Click Custom.
  6. Click Settings.
  7. Scroll down to locate Scripting.
  8. Click Enable for Active Scripting.
  9. Click OK, then click the Reload button.
Note to AOL 4.0 & 5.0 users

When using the use AOL browser, you may get a Javascript error but, when using an external browser (i.e., Netscape or Internet Explorer) this does not occur. AOL uses compressed graphics by default. This doesn't allow Java to work while browsing inside AOL. (Additionally, this makes photos you view on web pages look less than optimal.)

Do the following:

  1. Click My AOL.
  2. Click Preferences.
  3. Click the WWW icon.
  4. Click Web Graphics tab.
  5. Uncheck the box next to Use Compressed Graphics.
  6. Click OK Restart the computer.

Note that there are both 16-bit and 32-bit versions of AOL 4.0. Only the 32-bit version has full Java capabilities.

AOL 3.0
  1. Click Prefs.
  2. Click Security.
  3. Check Enable Java Programs, if the box is blank, single click on it.
  4. Click OK .
  5. Click the browser's back button, once back, click reload.