View Full Version : Computer guys, what is "Javascript", and how do i turn it on?

06-15-2008, 02:45 AM
Youtube has been giving me issues the last few days. I have Windows XP... It's teelikng me to turn on Javascript.... How in the heck does a guy do that?

Yours Truly,
Computer IDIOT aka J-Roc

06-15-2008, 07:17 AM
What browser are you using? What version of that browser (top menu, "help" and then click "about").

Is this YOUR computer or a work computer?

06-15-2008, 07:39 AM
This is my personal laptop. I'm using IE 7, I believe. it's the newer version, I believe. I haven't had issues with this before....

Thanks, guys!

06-15-2008, 09:40 AM
Remember there is a difference between Java and Javascript.

Tools> Internet Options> Security (tab)> Security Level Zone (set to Medium)

Then go to the "Privacy" tab and click medium there as well.

Click apply and then ok for that window.

06-15-2008, 01:17 PM
They call it "Active Scripting" in IE. Can't call it what it is... that's M$ for you.

There should be a "Tools" menu with "internet options" at or near the bottom.
Go to the "Security" tab.
Towards the bottom there's a "Custom Level..." button.
Scroll down to the "Scripting" branch in that window. The first item should be "Active Scripting". Enable that. OK, Yes, OK, and you should be set.

Here's a screenshot of what I did in XP/IE6, but IE7's "internet options" are identical to 5/6. Click image to enlarge...

06-15-2008, 01:19 PM
what mha said should work.ie7 is a pile of chit. usually ressetting it fixes most problems

06-15-2008, 07:53 PM
How do I go about resetting it?

06-15-2008, 11:28 PM
Same window as Mule described, but at the bottom it says reset. You then have to exit I.E.