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How do I find out if I have JavaScript enabled?

by Carolyn252 / February 23, 2014 2:42 AM PST

My computer is a Mac OS X 10.6.8

I need to have JavaScript enabled for a project at school.

I don't know how to find out if I have JavaScript enabled.

I opened Finder and then looked at the list of Applications that I have, and did not see JavaScript there.

I then looked in the topmost folder on the left in the Finder screen, and there were many folders that appeared, all called JavaScript. Each of those JavaScript folders have many items listed therein. But I'm still in the dark and don't know if I have "JavaScript enabled."

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Should not find it.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 2:45 AM PST

Javascript is in most browsers. If your current browser doesn't there's Chrome and Firefox which has it.

And even with those installed you should not find Javascript.
Bob

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Explain please...
by Carolyn252 / February 23, 2014 9:33 AM PST
In reply to: Should not find it.

Do you mean that Firefox does indeed have JavaScript enabled, but it is not listed as such anywhere and that's why I can't find it. (Per the other answer I received from someone else here, I DID find "JavaScript enabled" in Safari in my computer.) Hoping I could find it in Firefox also, because I'm doing my school project in Firefox and it requires that JavaScript be enabled.

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I meant what I wrote.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 10:07 AM PST
In reply to: Explain please...

It appears you were looking for files that indicate Javascript is installed. You lead with trying Finder and my answer is simply you shouldn't find it. It's part of the browsers and not something I expect Finder to find.

Firefox comes with it enabled.
Bob

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Excellent reply. Thank you for making this clear for me.
by Carolyn252 / February 23, 2014 1:34 PM PST
In reply to: I meant what I wrote.

Much obliged.

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Java Script in Safari,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 4:17 AM PST

can been seen in Safari Preferences > Security.
You should see a line that says "Web content:" and a check box.
Checked for on, unchecked for off.

You should also find a Java Pane in the System Preferences.

If Java Scrip is not enabled or Java is not installed, then the first time you encounter a page that requires Java, you will be prompted to either turn it on or install it.

P

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Thanks for your reply to my JavaScript enabled question, but
by Carolyn252 / February 23, 2014 9:28 AM PST
In reply to: Java Script in Safari,

I followed your instructions and was pleased to see that your advice was entirely correct. I went to Safari Preferences, Security, and found a check box with a check mark in it, next to JavaScript enabled. So that was wonderful. Now my followup question is, how do I find out if JavaScript is enabled in Firefox? I tried the same procedure as you advised for Safari, but Firefox did NOT make any mention of JavaScript anywhere.

Thanks!

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(NT) I refer you to the "I meant what I wrote" post from Bob
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / February 23, 2014 8:41 PM PST
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