How to Enable JavaScript on a Mac

JavaScript is quite a common programming language that’s mostly used for allowing websites to function at their full capacity. Although it’s not exactly essential for you to enable JavaScript on your computer, many web pages will look different, slightly off, or even completely broken without it, which is why it’s best to keep it turned on.

To that end, here is how you could enable JavaScript on your Mac device, whether by using Safari, the default browser, or another web browser you usually prefer:

How to enable JavaScript in Safari

  1. Using your Mac, launch the Safari app.
  2. Press the Safari button at the beginning of the window, and then choose the Preferences option from the provided menu.
  3. Now, go to the Security section (padlock icon).
  4. Here, simply click on the box that’s located beside the Enable JavaScript option to check it.

How to enable JavaScript in Chrome

  1. Using your Mac, launch the Google Chrome app.
  2. Press the More menu (three vertical dots) in the top-right part of the screen, and select the Settings option.
  3. Scroll until you find the Site Settings section. Press it to open.
  4. Here, locate the JavaScript segment, and press it to open.
  5. Finally, toggle the switch located next to the ‘Allowed’ option in order to enable JavaScript in Chrome.

How to enable JavaScript in Firefox

  1. Using your Mac, launch the Mozilla Firefox app.
  2. In the URL bar at the beginning of the window, enter ‘about:config’ and then press the Return key on your keyboard.
  3. A warning message will then pop up. Here, simply press the ‘I accept the risk’ button.
  4. On the following page, type ‘javascript’ into the URL bar at the top.
  5. From the options that appear, choose ‘javascript.enabled’.
  6. Next to this setting, right-click on the ‘False’ option, and then select ‘Toggle’ to enable JavaScript in Firefox.

And there you have it! Whether you use the default Safari browser or another popular alternative on your Mac computer, you can now effortlessly enable JavaScript, just by utilizing the handy guide above.