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How to disable JavaScript in 6 popular browsers

What is JavaScript and why disable it

JavaScript is a technology that helps to load interactive and multimedia elements on website pages, such as videos, animations, pictures, games, etc.

This technology can detect your location, IP address, browsing history, and other data that users usually want to hide. Therefore, if anonymity is important to you and you are afraid of leaking your personal information, you should disable the Javascript function in your browser.

Video: How to turn off and disable JavaScript in 6 popular browsers

How to disable JavaScript in Chrome

  1. Open the browser and click on the three dots at the top-right to open the Menu.
  2. Select "Settings".
  3. Go to the "Privacy and security" section.
  4. On the left bar, select "Site Settings".
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  6. Open the "JavaScript" section.
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  8. Check the box "Don`t allow sites to use Javascript".
  9. You can immediately specify sites for which JavaScript will be enabled automatically. Next to "Allowed to use Javascript" click on the "Add" button and enter the URL for such sites. Done.

How to disable JavaScript in Firefox

  1. Open a browser.
  2. In the search bar, type in about:config and press Enter.
  3. Click on the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button.
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  5. Enter javascript.enabled on the line.
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  7. Click on the arrows to change the value from "true" to "false".

How to disable JavaScript in Tor

  1. Open a browser.
  2. In the search bar, type about:config and press Enter.
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  4. Click on the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button.
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  6. Enter javascript.enabled on the line.
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  8. Click on the arrows to change the value from "true" to "false".

How to disable JavaScript in Safari

  1. Open your browser and click on the "Safari" inscription at the top of the window.
  2. Go to the "Preferences" section.
  3. Click on the "Security" tab.
  4. Uncheck the box next to "Enable JavaScript" and close the settings.

How to disable JavaScript in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open a browser and go to Menu by clicking the three-dots icon.
  2. Go to "Settings".
  3. Open the "Site permissions" tab.
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  5. Select the "JavaScript" section.
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  7. Next to "Allowed", move the switch to the “Off” position.

How to disable JavaScript in Opera

  1. Open a browser and go to Menu.
  2. Go to the "Settings" section.
  3. Now open the "Privacy and security" tab.
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  5. Select the "Site Settings" section.
  6. Find and open the "JavaScript" category.
  7. Check the box "Don`t allow sites to use Javascript".
  8. To specify sites for which JavaScript will be enabled automatically, click on the "Add" button next to "Allowed to use Javascript" and enter the URL for such sites.

Now you know how to disable JavaScript in your browser!