Enable Browser JavaScript

Some pages in this site may appear or function improperly if the browser in use has not enabled, or does not support JavaScript capability.

What To Do

First determine what browser version is in use. From the browser's Help menu choose the last item labeled "About [browser name]...". Macintosh users should go to the application name menu or the Apple menu and select the first item labeled "About [browser name]...".

Next, choose from the links below to find instructions on how to enable or upgrade popular browsers to be JavaScript capable:

  Enable Microsoft Internet Explorer
  Upgrade Microsoft Internet Explorer
 
  Enable Mozilla Firefox 2.x
  Enable Mozilla Firefox 1.5.x
  Enable Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x
  Upgrade Mozilla Firefox
 
  Enable Apple Safari 2.x
  Upgrade Apple Safari
 
  Enable Netscape 8.x
  Enable Netscape 7.x
  Enable Netscape 6.x
 
  Enable Opera 9.x

Enable Microsoft Internet Explorer
  1. From the browser's Tools menu select "Internet Options..."
  2. Select the Security tab.
  3. Pick the "Internet zone" icon.
  4. Push the "Custom Level..." button.
  5. Scroll down the Settings list to the Scripting item. (You may need to double-click on icons to expand lists.
  6. Under the "Active scripting" item, choose the Enable radio button.
  7. Push OK and Yes to confirm and close the Security Settings dialog box, then OK again to close the Internet Options dialog box.
  8. Refresh the current page.
     
Upgrade Internet Explorer
We recommend that all users of Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 5.x and below should upgrade to Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 found on the at the Microsoft Web site.
 
Enable Mozilla Firefox 2.x
  1. Open the option preferences
    • For Windows Users:
      From the menu bar select Tools >> Options...
    • For Macintosh Users:
      From the Firefox menu, select Preferences...
  2. From the Options window, select the Content icon. Check the "Load images automatically", "Enable JavaScript" and "Enable Java" checkboxes.
  3. Reload the current page.
     
Enable Mozilla Firefox 1.5.x
  1. Open the option preferences
    • For Windows Users:
      From the menu bar select Tools >> Options...
    • For Macintosh Users:
      From the Firefox menu, select Preferences...
  2. From the Options window, select the Content icon.
  3. Check the "Load Images", "Enable JavaScript" and "Enable Java" checkboxes.
  4. Push OK to dismiss the dialog box.
  5. Reload the current page.
     
Enable Mozilla Firefox 1.0.x
  1. Open the option preferences
    • For Windows Users:
      From the menu bar select Tools >> Options...
    • For Macintosh Users:
      From the Firefox menu, select Preferences...
  2. From the Options window, select the Web Features icon.
  3. Check the "Load Images", "Enable JavaScript" and "Enable Java" checkboxes.
  4. Push OK to dismiss the dialog box.
  5. Reload the current page.
     
Upgrade Mozilla Firefox
We recommend that all users of Mozilla Firefox, versions 1.5.0.6 and below should use the upgrade found on the Firefox page at the Mozilla Web site.
 
Enable Apple Safari 2.x
  1. From the Safari menu, select Preferences...
  2. When the Preferences open select the Security icon.
  3. Check the "Enable plug-ins", "Enable Java" and "Enable JavaScript" checkboxes.
  4. Reload the current page.
     
Upgrade Apple Safari
  1. Safari is the default browser for Mac OS X computers. Safari may be launched from the Safari icon usually found on the Dock or in the Applications folder. To determine the version, click on the Safari icon on the Dock, or locate Safari in the Finder and double-click on the icon to launch Safari.
  2. From the Safari menu located on the left side of the menu bar, choose About Safari. A popup window will appear stating the version number (and build number in parentheses).
  3. If needed, obtain the most current Safari for your version of Mac OS X. From the Apple Menu (the Apple icon located on the menu bar), choose Software Update... After a few moments, the Software Update window will display the available updates.
  4. Because installation time may take from few minutes or longer depending on the number of update items, we suggest you begin when you have time to spare.
  5. Start by viewing all active and inactive update items. From the View menu, choose Software Update; choose Show Inactive Updates. Updates that are inactive appear dimmed in the Software Update list.
  6. The Software Update window will list all available updates. Check all update items that are labeled as "Security Update", "Mac OS X Update", and "Safari Update". If any of these update items are inactive and appear dimmed, first check the item(s), then choose Make Active from the Update menu.
  7. Check all the desired active update items and push the Install button. The installed updates may require restarting the computer upon completion. Note: If items display a red X and are not installed upon completion, restart the computer and repeat the software update steps until all items are installed.
  8. Once the update is complete, Safari is ready for use. According to Apple Computer, Inc., Safari uses 128-bit (strong) encryption.

 
Enable Netscape 8.x
  1. From the menu bar select Tools >> Options...
  2. The Options window will appear.
  3. From the Browser Options pane, select the Security and Privacy icon.
  4. From the Options window within the Security and Privacy pane, select the Site Controls icon.
  5. Select the Site List tab.
  6. Inside the Web Feature group, check the "Allow images to be displayed", "Enable JavaScript (/ VB script)" and "Enable Java" checkboxes.
  7. Push the OK button to close the Options dialog box.
  8. Reload the current page.
     
Enable Netscape 7.x
  1. From the browser's Edit menu select "Preferences..."
  2. Within the Category pick list, expand the Advanced item by clicking on the triangle twisty.
  3. Next, select the subitem labled Scripts & Plugins.
  4. Within the Scripts & Plugins window, check "Navigator" under the Enable JavaScript for grouping. In the Allow Scripts to pane, make sure items regarding cookies are checked.
  5. Push the OK button to close the Preferences dialog box.
  6. Reload the current page.
     
Enable Netscape 6.x
  1. From the browser's Edit menu select "Preferences..."
  2. Within the Category pick list, select the word Advanced.
  3. Check the box labeled Enable JavaScript for Navigator and push the OK button to close the Preferences dialog box.
  4. Reload the current page.
     
Enable Opera 9.x
  1. Open preferences
    • For Windows Users:
      From the menu bar select Tools >> Preferences...
    • For Macintosh Users:
      From the Firefox menu, select Preferences...
  2. From the Preferences window, select the Advanced tab.
  3. Inside the left-hand pane, pick the Content item.
  4. Check the "Enable JavaScript", "Enable Java" and "Enable plug-ins" checkboxes.
  5. Push the OK button to close the Preferences dialog box.
  6. Reload the current page.