How to Enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

This guide walks you through the steps to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

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JavaScript is a scripting language that helps to make websites more interactive. It is used in conjunction with HTML and CSS to create dynamic web pages. Dynamic web pages are more responsive to user input and can provide a better user experience. While most modern browsers come with JavaScript enabled by default, some older versions of Internet Explorer require you to enable it manually. This guide will show you how to enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

What is JavaScript?

JavaScript is a programming language that can be used to add interactivity and other features to websites. When JavaScript is enabled, you can see animations, play games, and do other fun things on some websites. For example, you could see a countdown timer that shows how much time is left until an event or sale.

To use JavaScript on a website, your web browser needs to have JavaScript turned on. Otherwise, the website may not work properly. Here are instructions for how to turn JavaScript on in some popular web browsers:

How to Enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer

Internet Explorer is a widely used web browser and enabling JavaScript can add new levels of interactivity to your web experience. JavaScript is a simple scripting language that can be embedded in web pages to add enhanced functionality. This article will walk you through the steps of enabling JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

For Older Versions of Internet Explorer

To enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer 6 or 7, follow these instructions:

1. From the Tools menu, choose Internet Options.
2. Select the Security tab.
3. Click the Custom Level button.
4. Scroll down to the Scripting section and select Enable under Active Scripting.
5. Click OK to save your changes and exit all open Internet Explorer windows.
For instructions on how to enable JavaScript in newer versions of Internet Explorer, see our How to Enable JavaScript in Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge article.

For Newer Versions of Internet Explorer

If you’re using a newer version of IE, here’s how to enable JavaScript:
On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
Click the Security tab.
Click Custom Level.
In the Security Settings dialog box, scroll down to Scripting. Under Active Scripting, click Enable or Prompt.


JavaScript is a programming language that is used in web development to create interactive web pages. If you have disabled JavaScript in Internet Explorer, you will need to re-enable it in order to use web pages that require JavaScript. Here’s how you can enable JavaScript in Internet Explorer.

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