How to Turn on Javascript in Windows XP

by Bennett Gavrish ; Updated February 10, 2017

All web browsers in WIndows XP will usually have JavaScript enabled by default, but on occasion, it will be turned off. By turning JavaScript on in your web browser, you will have access to more interactive content when you visit certain websites. For Windows XP users, JavaScript can be enabled in both the Internet Explorer and Firefox web browsers.

Internet Explorer Instructions

Open the Internet Explorer application from the "All Programs" list in the Start menu.

Click on "Tools" in the top menu bar and choose "Internet Options."

Go to the "Security" tab at the top of the window and click on the "Custom Level" button.

Scroll down to the "Scripting" category and click on the "Enable" option next to "Active Scripting." JavaScript is now enabled.

Firefox Instructions

Open Firefox from the "All Programs" list in the Start menu.

Go to the "Tools" menu at the top of the window and choose "Options."

Go to the "Content" tab at the top of the window and check the box next to "Enable JavaScript."

Click "OK" to save the changes. JavaScript is now enabled in Firefox.

About the Author

Bennett Gavrish is an I.T. professional who has been writing about computers, electronics and the Web since 2004. His work has appeared in the "Nashua Telegraph" and the "Daily Free Press" and on numerous websites. Gavrish received a bachelor's degree in journalism from Boston University.

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