23 April 2009

Enabling and Disabling Javascript in Internet Explorer 7

How to enable or disable Javascript in MSIE7:

  1. Select Tools / Internet Options.
  2. In the Internet Options dialog, select Security tab.
  3. In the Security tab, select Custom Level button.
  4. In the Security Settings dialog, scroll down the tree of properties in the Settings list until you find the Scripting / Active Scripting node, then select the Disable or Enable radio button to disable or enable Javascript, respectively.
  5. Press OK buttons to accept your change.

That's a lot of steps if you want test if your Web page works with and without Javascript! It's very annoying that Microsoft decided to call the feature Active scripting instead of Javascript, that you can't expand or collapse the nodes in the Settings tree, nor can you easily jump to the required node by typing the first few letters (the control jumps first to ActiveX controls … first)!

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