How to Turn On JavaScript for iMac

Updated February 21, 2017

The iMac, a computer made by Apple, comes with the Web browser Safari already installed. When you visit a website, it may require JavaScript to be enabled in the browser in order to display the page properly. For example, the site might use JavaScript to tell what kind of computer and browser you are using so that it can display the right type of page. JavaScript can also do things such as make information or a picture appear when you hover over a link. If a page isn't working, or if you see a message that you need to enable JavaScript, you can easily turn it on.

Click on the Safari icon in the dock, located at the bottom of the iMac's screen, to launch the browser.

Click "Safari" from the menu, then click "Preferences." The Preferences window will appear.

Click the "Security" tab.

Click the check box next to "Enable JavaScript" in the "Web Content" section.

Click the red button at the top left of the Preferences window to close it.

Click "View," and then click "Reload Page" to reload a page with JavaScript now enabled.

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Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.