How do I re-enable Javascript in IE6?

By Earthling
May 13, 2005
  1. hard to believe, but using XP's help files to search on 'Javascript' finds absolutely nothing of any help. I don't know what or who disabled Javascript, but navigating around some sites is now impossible. What is the way to re-enable it please? Nothing in the 'internet options' menu explicitly refers to javascript, so I wonder whether I'm looking in the right place.
    Thanks in advance
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In IE, click on Tools/Internet Options/Advanced tab.
    Scroll down, where you can see som Java lines and tick/untick boxes.
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Microsoft calls it "Active scripting", can be found under Tools - Internet Options - Security - Custom Level.
  4. Earthling

    Earthling TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Mict-------

    Active scripting was unchecked - not by me so far as I recall but having just installed BTYahoo broadband, anything's possible.
  5. idlebrain

    idlebrain TS Rookie

  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    You should uninstall MSJava and install Sun Java.
    Follow the instructions here:

    In their last sentence, 'you should install Sun's java available here.'
    the word here holds the link to Sun java.

    And then you should stop using IE, except for Windoze updates..
    Go to and install AND USE Firefox.
  7. idlebrain

    idlebrain TS Rookie

    Thanks a lot realblackstuff,

    After installing SUN java, I am able to view the pages that I want.

    Thanks once again for your help.


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