Launch an Investigation Into Your Browser’s JavaScript Problem

Fixing a JavaScript problem isn’t very difficult, but it’s sometimes hard to pinpoint the source of the problem. A variety of issues can cause a JavaScript problem, so you have to do some detective work to identify the culprit and fix the error.

How Active Scripting Fixes JavaScript Errors

Always turn on Active Scripting when surfing the Web. You also need to make sure that ActiveX Controls and Java applets are enabled. These crucial options are necessary for JavaScript to function correctly. If you’re having trouble with JavaScript, then you need to make sure that you have enabled active scripting.

Here’s how:

Internet Explorer 8 (Windows)oSelect the “Tools” menu.oClick “Internet Options.”oSelect “Security.”oSelect “Custom Level.”oClick the checkbox next to “Enable Active Scripting.”Mozilla Firefox 3.5 (Windows)oSelect “Tools” from the menu bar.oClick “Options.”oSelect the tab labeled “Content.”oClick the box next to “Enable JavaScript.”oClick OK.oClose Mozilla, and then reopen it.Turn Off Error Alerts

If pesky alerts are constantly bothering you but your browser seems to be operating smoothly, then you may just need to turn off JavaScript error alerts. Sometimes the error alerts are responsible for making your computer freeze. They can also interfere with your browser’s functionality. It’s quite simple to accomplish this in Internet Explorer. Follow these steps to turn off error alerts.

Internet Explorer 8 (Windows)oSelect the “Tools” menu.oClick “Internet Options.”oSelect “Advanced.”oDe-select the checkbox next to the text “Display a Notification about Every Script Error.”oClose Mozilla, and then reopen it.If one webpage seems to harbor a lot of JavaScript errors, then it’s worth testing that webpage with another browser. In fact, you should always use multiple browsers to test JavaScript errors. If both browsers encounter the same errors, then it’s likely that the webpage itself is responsible for the JavaScript errors.

For a Quick Resolution, Run a Registry Cleaner

If you just can’t seem to shake off these JavaScript errors, then get a registry cleaner. A registry cleaner works by scanning your entire registry of errors. It then quickly resolves all uncorrected errors.

Registry cleaners are highly effective at fixing JavaScript errors. This is because JavaScript errors, like many other errors, are stored in the registry’s root keys. So, it’s quite simple for a good registry cleaner to isolate and wipe out these errors.

Learn more about repairing your JavaScript problem so you can improve your browser’s performance.