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I'm trying to enable java script so that i can access many websites such as my college website, adobe website. I tried to follow the instructions on Mozilla's support forum but i do not see java script in my plugins. This is desperate! i'd appreciate any advice...

I'm trying to enable java script so that i can access many websites such as my college website, adobe website. I tried to follow the instructions on Mozilla's support forum but i do not see java script in my plugins. This is desperate! i'd appreciate any advice...

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If the above doesn't help...

Sometimes a website will say that JavaScript seems to be disabled even when it is enabled. Possible causes for this are:

  • A script that starts a plugin, such as Flash, is not working, and the script simply identifies the problem incorrectly
  • An add-on is filtering the page, for example, blocking some scripts or ads, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly
  • An external program such as a security suite is selectively blocking some scripts, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly
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cor-el
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You can check that JavaScript is enabled and isn't blocked.

  • javascript.enabled should be true on the about:config page

You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue.


Start Firefox in Safe Mode to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem.

  • Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance
  • Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window
You can check that JavaScript is enabled and isn't blocked. * javascript.enabled should be true on the <b>about:config</b> page You can open the <b>about:config</b> page via the location/address bar. You can accept the warning and click "I'll be careful" to continue. *http://kb.mozillazine.org/about:config *http://kb.mozillazine.org/JavaScript *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/JavaScript ---- Start Firefox in <u>[[Safe Mode|Safe Mode]]</u> to check if one of the extensions (Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Extensions) or if hardware acceleration is causing the problem. *Switch to the DEFAULT theme: Firefox/Tools > Add-ons > Appearance *Do NOT click the Reset button on the Safe Mode start window *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Safe+Mode *https://support.mozilla.org/kb/Troubleshooting+extensions+and+themes
FredMcD
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Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions {web link}

Version 8 Update 60 Release date August 18, 2015

Make sure your Java (Not JavaScript) is up to date '''[http://java.com/en/download/installed.jsp Verify Java and Find Out-of-Date Versions]''' {web link} Version 8 Update 60 Release date August 18, 2015
jscher2000
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If the above doesn't help...

Sometimes a website will say that JavaScript seems to be disabled even when it is enabled. Possible causes for this are:

  • A script that starts a plugin, such as Flash, is not working, and the script simply identifies the problem incorrectly
  • An add-on is filtering the page, for example, blocking some scripts or ads, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly
  • An external program such as a security suite is selectively blocking some scripts, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly
If the above doesn't help... Sometimes a website will say that JavaScript seems to be disabled even when it is enabled. Possible causes for this are: * A script that starts a plugin, such as Flash, is not working, and the script simply identifies the problem incorrectly * An add-on is filtering the page, for example, blocking some scripts or ads, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly * An external program such as a security suite is selectively blocking some scripts, and another script in the page detects the missing element and identifies the problem incorrectly