Tag Archive: Chrome

How to Disable Javascript in your Browser

You can easily disable javascript in any browser completely or you can disable javascript for a specific site/domain in the Chrome Browser.

Note: Make sure you remember to re-enable javascript when you’re done!

Internet Explorer:
1. Click the little gear (top right)
2. Click “Internet Options”
3. Choose the “Security” Tab
4. Click “Custome Level…” Button (near the bottom)
5. Scroll down to the “Scripting Section”
6. Locate the Active scripting subheading and select the “Disable” radio button.
If you would rather be prompted each time a website attempts to launch any javascript code, select the “Prompt” radio button instead.

1. Click the spanner icon (“Customise and Control Google Chrome”)
2. Click “Options”
3. Click “Under the Bonnet”
4. Click the “Content Settings…” button at the top (next to where it says “Privacy”)
5. In the “Javascript” section make sure that “Allow all sites to run JavaScript (recommended)” is selected
6. then click the “Manage Exceptions…” button
7. Select “Block” from the drop down box
8. Enter the hostname in the text box: http://en.wikipedia.org
9. Hit Enter

(to remove this javascript block for after the “blackout” just goto the same “Manage exceptions” page hover your mouse over the wikipedia entry you added and click “X”)

1. On your keyboard hold down “Alt+T” together then tap “O”
2. Click the “Content” icon
3. Untick “Enable Javascript”
This will disable javascript on ALL sites you visit until you tick “Enable Javascript” box again

1. Open Safari
2. On your keyboard hold down the “Ctrl” key and tap the comma [,] key
3. Select the “Security” icon
4. untick “Enable JavaScript”

Google Chrome – Disable Recently Visited Sites in New Tab

Sometimes you don’t want (or don’t want anyone else) to see a list of the last few pages you have visited in chrome.

To default to a different view whenever you
At the bottom of a new tab there are two options “Most Visited” and “Apps”. If you click “Apps” Chrome will now default to the Apps page instead of the Recently / Most visited page whenever you open a new tab.

At the time of writing there is no way to actually disable this recently visited sites page / thumbnails but you can install a 3rd party plugin such as Incredible Start Page which allows you to customise the new tab page really well.