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How to Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer 11 2021

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A large number of websites use JavaScript in some way. It is an important part of most websites, including YouTube, Amazon, Twitter, and Facebook, and contributes in large part to their interactivity capabilities. Sometimes, however, it can present a security concern, prompting some Windows users to disable JavaScript code from being executed within their browsers.

Internet Explorer 11 offers the opportunity to do just that, whether it is for safety concerns or something else entirely, such as a development or testing exercise. Disabling JavaScript on a Windows operating system takes only a couple of minutes.

How to Disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer 11

To disable JavaScript on your Windows computer:

Open your Internet Explorer 11 browser.

Select Tools (gear icon), located in the upper right corner of the IE11 browser window. Alternatively, press Alt + X.

When the drop-down menu appears, select Internet options to display IE11's internet options in a window overlaying your browser window.

Select Security to open the security options.

Select Custom level located in the Security level for this zone section to display the Internet Zone security settings. Scroll down until you locate the Scripting section.

To disable JavaScript and other active scripting components in Internet Explorer 11, locate the Active scripting subheading and select Disable-ON. If you would rather be prompted each time a website attempts to launch any scripting code, select the Prompt-OFF.

Select OK.

Select Yes when confirming if you want to change the settings for this zone.

Select OK to close.