How to modify your JavaScript settings

Whether you know it or not, JavaScript plays an important role on many of the websites you visit every day. But it wasn’t always this way. When the Internet first took off in the 90s, JavaScript was considered to be more of annoyance. Do you remember those awful graphics that would follow your mouse around the screen? You can thank JavaScript for that.

Thankfully we’ve come a long way since then. JavaScript is now an integral part of nearly every website, including ours, and is a tool you’re going to need in order to use our hiring software.

Not sure you have it? Here’s how to determine if your browser has JavaScript disabled and if so, how to re-enable it.

Step 1: Determine if JavaScript is disabled

If you’ve never made any changes to your browser’s default settings (other than things like changing your homepage) odds are that JavaScript is enabled and you can carry on living your Internet life as normal. But if you’re unsure or just want to double check, click the button below:

Did you click it? What happened? If you saw an alert box that said “Looks like JavaScript is enabled!” then you’re good to go. If nothing happened, then your browser has JavaScript disabled. If this is the case, keep on reading.

Step 2: Let’s fix that browser!

Before we give you instructions on how to enable JavaScript, you should know that we cannot provide information for every browser on the market – only the most popular ones. Also, if your company has an IT department, please try contacting them before attempting to make changes on your own! It is impossible for us to know what your corporate IT policy is, so make sure your IT department is aware of your needs first.

Go ahead and follow the instructions for your browser below. If you aren’t sure which browser you are using, contact your IT department or find out here.

Internet Explorer 8 and above

  1. Select Internet Options from the Tools menu.
  2. Select the Security tab, and click Custom Level.
  3. Scroll down until you see Scripting (usually close to the bottom) and set Active scripting to Enable.
  4. Click OK to close that window, and click OK again to close the first one.

Safari 4  and above

  1. Select Preferences from either the Edit menu, or from the gear/cog-shaped icon below the browser’s minimize/maximize/close buttons on the right-hand side.
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Check the box next to Enable JavaScript.
  4. Close the window.

Mozilla Firefox 

By default, JavaScript is enabled in the latest browsers. If your JavaScript is disabled, follow these steps:

  1. In the address bar, type “about: config”
  2. Click “I’ll be careful, I promise”
  3. In the search bar, type “javascript.enabled”
  4. Under Preference Name, toggle on “javascript.enabled”, and change the value to “true” under the Value column.
  5. Close the panel, and refresh the browser window.

Google Chrome

By default, JavaScript is enabled in the latest browsers. If your JavaScript is disabled, follow these steps:

  1. In your browser, hit the “F12″ key
  2. On your far, bottom right corner, you will see a gear/cog symbol. Toggle on that icon, and a Settings panel should appear.
  3. In the Settings panel, click on the General tab
  4. If “Disable JavaScript” is checked, un-check this box to enable JavaScript.
  5. Close the panel by hitting the “F12″, and refresh the page.