Disable JavaScript in your Browser

So for this post I originally thought that I would just list all the main desktop based browsers and provide a series of steps detailing how to disable JavaScript within them.

But then I got thinking why don’t you create a single point of reference site for this instead of a blog post. So that’s what I did and last night I launched disablejavascript.com.

It’s a simple enough website that just provides step-by-step instructions on how to disable JavaScript in Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari and, at the moment, I don’t think it has to be anything other than that. I’ll keep it up to date as new browser versions are released and the steps required to disable JavaScript in them changes and I’ll also add support for Opera and others (does anyone still use Netscape for example) as I find them, but in the meantime please feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions.

Why did I bother with this?

Well I’ve been doing a lot more client side work for one of my clients lately and I’ve needed to make sure that my server side fallback code works but also looks good across the browsers my client wants to support, so hence the need to know how to disable JavaScript across a large number of browsers.

Oh, and I also got to play around with v3 of Bootstrap as well so that was nice!