How to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

To enable IE's variety of JavaScript, open IE > click Tools > Internet Options > Security tab > Custom Level button > scroll down the long list of options until you see Scripting > under Active Scripting, if there is already a bullet against Enable, click OK, if there isn't, click Enable, then OK.


How to enable JavaScript in Netscape and Firefox

In Netscape 6.2+, click Edit > Preferences > Advanced > tick the box next to 'Enable JavaScript'. In Netscape 4.x, ensure adjacent option 'Enable style sheets' is also ticked.


Testing if JavaScript is enabled in your browser

Assuming you have carried out the appropriate steps in this section to enable JavaScript, you will need to test if they have worked. You can do this by refreshing this page to see if the red message at the top disappears. However, before doing that, it is advisable to clear the browser's cache first, and check you are online, to ensure you are fetching a fresh copy of the page and not simply seeing this same page again out of the cache.


If the test succeeds in confirming JavaScript is enabled in the browser i.e. the red message at the top of this page disappears, but you then find you still cannot access our site properly, continue to the next section below.


Unblocking JavaScript in a Firewall, Popup-Stopper or Anti-Virus

If you are satisfied that JavaScript is correctly enabled within your browser, but you still find that web pages relying on JavaScript, like our site, are still not working properly, it is likely that some other application on your computer is blocking JavaScript, such as a firewall, popup-stopper, anti-virus program, or an internet security suite. You will have to trawl through the options' section in each such application to find where the problem lies. There is no alternative.