How do I check if my browser has JavaScript enabled?

You normally do this by checking your browser's options. This will depend on the browser you're using. Instructions for some of the more common browsers are below:

Internet Explorer 7 or 8

To enable JavaScript:

  1. From the Tools menu, or the Tools drop-down in the upper right, choose Internet Options... .
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Click Custom Level... .
  4. Scroll to the Scripting section of the list.
  5. Under Active Scripting, select Enable.
  6. Close and restart your browser.

Mozilla Firefox (1.5+)

To enable JavaScript:

  1. Select Tools from the top menu
  2. Choose Options
  3. Choose Content from the top navigation
  4. Select the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript and click OK

Apple Safari (1.0)

To enable JavaScript:

  1. Select Safari from the top menu
  2. Choose Preferences
  3. Choose Security
  4. Select the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript

Google Chrome

To enable JavaScript:

  1. Select the Tool icon from the top menu
  2. Choose Options
  3. Select the Under the Hood tab
  4. Click Content Settings
  5. Under Javascript, select Allow all sites to run JavaScript

Netscape Browers

To enable JavaScript:

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.
Netscape 4.X
  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 MACOS9
  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 6.X for MACOSX
  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 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.

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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.
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 capabilites.

Please keep in mind that upgrading your browser or installing new security software or security patches may affect your JavaScript settings. It is a good idea to double-check that JavaScript is still enabled if you notice problems displaying this page.

If you are still experiencing problems viewing this page ensuring that JavaScript is enabled in your browser, please check if you have any personal firewall or security software installed.