How to enable JavaScript in Chrome browser

If sites like YouTube, Netflix, and others aren’t working properly, make sure your Chrome browser JavaScript is enabled on your computer. Below are the steps to enable or disable JavaScript in Chrome browser.

Enable JavaScript in the Chrome browser

While Google’s Chrome browser makes it easy to disable JavaScript, you need to be aware that most websites use JavaScript programming to display menus, share buttons, and other interactive features.

Therefore, disabling JavaScript in Chrome can result in broken menus, blank images, inability to log in, inability to post comments, and loss of other interactive features.

Aside from Netflix, YouTube, and Google Docs, disabling JavaScript is known to cause issues with Facebook, Gmail, and most social media/news websites.

1. Steps to enable JavaScript in Chrome browser

The steps to enable JavaScript in Chrome Browser are the same on Mac, Windows 10 computers, and Chromebook.

1. Open chrome Browser > click 3 point menu icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Chrome settings

2. On the settings screen, scroll down and click page settings Option located in the “Privacy and security” section.

Website settings option in Chrome browser

3. On the Site Settings screen, scroll down and click JavaScript.

JavaScript settings option in Chrome browser

4. On the next screen, move the switch next to clogged to ON Position.

JavaScript disabled in Chrome browser

5. Start anew chrome Browser to apply the above change.

2. Enable JavaScript for specific websites in Chrome browser

The other option available is to enable JavaScript for specific websites while blocking JavaScript for all other websites.

1. Open chrome Browser > click 3 point menu > settings > page settings > JavaScript.

2. On the JavaScript screen, make sure JavaScript is enabled clogged and click the ADD button below To allow Section.

Enable JavaScript for specific websites in Chrome Browser

3. Enter on the next screen URL of the website for which you want to enable JavaScript and click on the ADD Button.

Add websites to Chrome browser

You can also add other websites for which you want to allow JavaScript in Chrome.

4. Start anew chrome Browser to implement the changes.

Disable JavaScript in the Chrome browser

While JavaScript programming is used by websites to create interactive features, it can also be used to deliver intrusive advertisements, signup forms, and other objectionable forms of overt and covert online behavior.

Also, there have been widespread cases of browser vulnerabilities being exploited by hackers using JavaScript.

As you may have noticed, modern web browsers like Chrome have been quick to release security patches to block known and reported vulnerabilities in JavaScript engines.

Google also addressed the issue of intrusive ads in its Chrome browser by blocking intrusive pop-up ads.

Therefore, the only valid reason for blocking JavaScript would be to save CPU and RAM usage, especially if you have an older computer that doesn’t have the resources to handle modern web design.

1. Steps to Disable JavaScript in Chrome Browser

If you encounter a reported JavaScript vulnerability, you can temporarily disable JavaScript in the Chrome browser.

1. Open chrome Browser > click 3 point menu icon and select settings in the drop down menu.

Open Chrome settings

2. From the settings screen, navigate to page settings > JavaScript > Move the switch next to Permitted to OUT Position.

Enable JavaScript in the Chrome browser

3. Start anew chrome Browser to apply the above change.

As mentioned above, most major browsers immediately release updates to fix security vulnerabilities.

So make sure you update the Chrome browser and enable JavaScript to enjoy the full functionality of your favorite websites.

2. Disable JavaScript for specific websites in Chrome

If you don’t trust certain websites, you can disable JavaScript specifically for those websites while allowing JavaScript for all other websites.

1. Open chrome Browser > click 3 point menu > settings > page settings > JavaScript.

JavaScript settings option in Chrome browser

2. On the JavaScript screen, make sure JavaScript is enabled Allowed (recommended) and click the Add to button, under block Possibility.

Disable JavaScript for specific websites in Chrome

3. Enter on the next screen URL of the website for which you want to disable JavaScript and click on the ADD Button.

Add websites to Chrome browser

Likewise, you can add more websites for which you want to block JavaScript in the Chrome browser.

4. Start anew chrome Browser for these new settings to take effect.

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